Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Love For Loneliness

I can never get past it, but I don't ever want to. When the room is lit with only the soft light from a small desk lamp and Regina Spektor just happens to pop up on my Pandora, my heart instantly fills full of this strange sorrow. There aren't even words to describe where it puts me. It sends me back to days of heartache and loneliness, but the feeling is so, so full of beauty. I hate to sound dramatic, but it's the only way to describe it, in a very large, unfamiliar nutshell.

But I love it. I long for the feeling when things seem to become too routine, too normal. It's the reason I keep a "Norah Jones" station on my Pandora. And the reason I lock myself in a small room with just the glow of a lamp. I love the bittersweet feeling of it.

And sometimes I just have to be dramatic and indulge in these feelings. I have to listen to this music and embrace the memories that come flooding back into my head and heart. Then as those pass, this wonderful feeling of nothing overflows me and I am filled with peace. It's here that I connect best with myself and where I am able to think with a clear head. I am able to have those much needed conversations with my thoughts and just think for me. It's in these moments that I do nothing for anyone but all for myself.

It's a time for nothing. 


1 comment:

  1. People strive for years to reach what comes so easy for you. It's "text book" meditation.
    "A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration, single-pointed analysis,meant to enable the practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity" To be nothing, to be empty...is the highest form of enlightenment. It is in these moments that we find the wisdom and truth about ourselves. It is also where we find compassion for our world. We ALL need more time for nothing!!