Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference in the world?
Srila Prabhupada created an international spiritual society as a means to counteract discord on the planet and give everyone the opportunity to experience true peace and happiness by reawakening their eternal relationship with God. As someone born in ISKCON and now a therapist specializing in relationships, I invite you to explore my perspective on contributing to Srila Prabhupada’s mission and promoting harmony and spirituality.
Read part one of this article HERE.
Let us now address both aspects of loneliness previously mentioned, then discuss solutions found in Bhagavad-gita. The first problem is loneliness caused by constant striving for individual rather than communal goals.
Rich or poor, healthy or sick, married or single, famous or not, we all share deep emotions. One such feeling is loneliness, which does not always arise from being alone. Amidst a crowd of strangers or a gathering of family and close friends, we may feel lonely, misunderstood, or isolated. A person alone in a room, on the other hand, might experience hopes, memories, or affections that make him or her feel strongly connected with others and satisfied.
In response to Mandy Len Catron's wildly popular essay entitled "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," I offer an alternative method. Spoiler alert: this technique does not conclude with four minutes of steamy eyeball-gazing.