Isolation

An abstract piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork.

Isolation by Jina Wallwork

 

Remove yourself from the situation. Cut the ties that keep you together and you will find yourself in isolation. It sounds like a frightening place full of fear and paranoia, but isolation isn’t the absence of connection. As human beings, we only have space in our lives for a limited number of people. Our time is finite, and if you try to retain every friendship then each bond will be stretched beyond its capabilities. You will become a casual visitor in a friendship that is made of glass.

The energy of connection is a strong and resilient energy that survives all things. When you don’t make space for distant friends it creates more space for the people who are closer to home. You will be able to devote the time and energy that is necessary to preserve and deepen those relationships. A small amount of isolation can lead to a larger amount of depth. You can commit to the relationships that deserve your time and you will discover new and amazing insights into the people that you love. Your relationships become deeper when they are limited in number. If you can count your friends on one hand then you can be certain that they are friends that you can count on. The energy of connection is not diminished when there are fewer people.

Your personal energy is like a blanket and when you stretch it over too many people it becomes too thin to provide any real comfort. When you reduce the number of people the blanket can be folded and it can provide warmth. You might think that complete isolation is a negative experience, yet it can be full of love. You wrap yourself in a blanket of your own personal energy and you discover the deepest connection that is possible. It is in these moments that you discover your true self.

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An abstract piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork.
An abstract piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork.