Loneliness is a symptom of a deeper condition where I have lost some touch with myself. Very often this results in me not knowing that I feel lonely, or not realizing the amount of loneliness (disconnection from self and others) that I feel.
Loneliness (as opposed to loneliness, which is sought after) is an emotion caused by a sense of lack, and by an unfulfilled need to achieve a sense of completeness through the presence of others.
This need is insatiable as it is a symptom, the essence and cause of which stems from contact with the self (and therefore from the inability to relate to others), and from the difficulty of being present to the individual in the here and now.
This lack, which in turn is a symptom of an even deeper cause, is more extensive than meets the eye, stemming from a sense of separation, a lack of belonging. But to belong, I first need to be whole, and to be whole, I need to connect with myself, embrace and integrate all of my “pieces”, i.e. heal any wounds and traumas through which I experienced separation .