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how can we control our feelings of loneliness?
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Joanna I don't think we can control our feelings of loneliness, I think it is important to understand that they are part of live, and we all experience them while being alive. They will become more intense in moments of grieve, loss, rejection and stress. It is vital that we approach them with love and care not fear which can overwhelm us when we try to control our feelings and we are fighting them. Being in non judgmental, positive environment is very important as it allows to go through the process of understanding ourselves and helps us to take care of that part of us which feels lonely at times. Watching good comedy (for example ''Rewrite'' with Hue Grant in the cinema now, is very good) and other movies we can relate at times or reading self help books, exercise, cuddling your cat or any pet it really does help, listening and dancing going for a walk and seat on the bench among people not necessarily talking to them just being among them and observing them, seeing birds and other creatures is really inspiring. Finding and learning new things sometimes it requires to accept and appreciate ordinary things in live. I think nature is the best healer as it offers unconditional love in abundance. We can recharge ourselves and heal our lonely part of self. Each time we nurture that lonely part of self and don't reject it the feelings of loneliness subside. We accept it that sometimes is okay to get lonely it is part of live which is not fixed but complex.