The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person – without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other. ~ Osho
This is really deep...it is hard to get to this place when you allow your human emotions to guide your actions...trying to view life through my third eye, but I am a work in progress.
Learning to love alone. Won't be ready to love another until I can get this right.
But if you are willing to protect yourself from love and prepare in your head the absence of the other, you will never fully enjoy ur relationship, you will only make the other one suffer. This statement is from a broken heart
To be content alone with one's self is to have acceptance and love of one's self . To have love and acceptance of ones self , is to create a deep capacity to love another wholly, in acceptance of their self. It is not detachment, it's about being independent and creating a healthy attachment with another. Doesn't mean we don't miss the other when they're not there, nor does it mean a part of our heart dies when they do. True love starts with ourself, alone, this is what I think this means.
You can be lonely within a relationship. Better to be alone to understand and become who you REALLY are and not who someone wants you to be.