When you do not need anyone around
And even if you are sick,
You are still happy.
To be wrapped in silence
By a mind unattached,
Sinking deep into a foundation of stability.
A clear understanding that
All of us, everything
Are just mental creations, conditioned.
To have abandoned the “I am” conceit,
And is free.
Loneliness can only be healed by understanding and love. Sometimes we think that if we have sexual relations with someone else, we’ll feel less lonely. But the truth is that such sex doesn’t relieve the feeling of loneliness; it makes it worse. Sexuality should be accompanied by understanding and love. Without understanding and love, sex is empty. With understanding and love, sex can be holy. Source: Always Well Within | Thich Nhat Hanh
Our consciousness is fed with other consciousnesses. The way we make decisions, our likes and dislikes, depend on the collective way of seeing things. That’s why selecting the people you are around is very important. ~Thich Nhat Hanh