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  • Writer's pictureStalin Sheppard

Alone or Lonely?

Yes, there is a difference! A vast difference. We may be alone, in the sense that we are not in a relationship, we think and do things, singularly, because it’s for one.

Being alone does not automatically mean that we are lonely. Loneliness is a state of mind, not a state of being. It’s with the reality of being alone that frustration comes, it becomes unbearable, it leads to a craving for a specific type of relationship.


Don’t get me wrong, we all deserve to have companionship, but when the need for that companionship consumes us to the point that its almost unbearable, we need to step back, re-evaluate and set new priorities.


  • Go to God and tell Him how you are feeling, be honest, you need help to refocus

  • Set boundaries to the things that you allow into your mind through the eyes and through conversations. What you feed your mind that’s what you act out.

  • Be careful with who you let in your space at times of loneliness. You would be vulnerable and can make bad decisions that carries dire consequences.

  • Know that God understands and do not condemn you for your feelings, but can and will help you to move out of that vulnerable place.

  • Talk to someone that you can trust about it and find good things that would occupy your mind and your time. Be blessed, God knows our every desires and will fulfil them, in His time.

By Lorraine Anthony-Bynoe


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