Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly.     Hafiz

Let it cut you, Hafiz urges. Let it ferment and season you.

I too encourage you to linger. Get to know your loneliness. It will tell you what you’re lonely for.

The Wish Project, Helen Hiebert

Practice: The next time you feel lonely, turn off your phone, the television, your email and sink into the feeling. Notice what arises.

The urge to smell fresh air? The face of a friend you miss dearly? The certainty you need to change your life?