And We Are Never Alone

Never Alone is that real life place inside us all where we store and cultivate the wisdom of living.  The hardest and most painful times in our lives, the ones that scar us the deepest are the ones that we endure and survive alone. But we never really are alone.

Loneliness is one of the hardest feelings to bare. More painful than an unending physical pain, more crushing than heartbreak.

Never Alone, is the joy of the certainty in sharing the burdens we carry. Spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally; we are Never Alone. Never Alone is the greatest truth of any life fully lived.

I may not know you, and I may never know your story, but I do know that no one should ever have to walk in the dark alone. I may not know you, but I would be damn proud to walk with you, right beside you, until the darkness fades into the light

Nicole Lyons

Never Alone is the beginning of a new day, fresh and spread ahead untouched and waiting for the daily challenges, laughter, tears, successes and failures to create the memories and wisdom I will someday look back on like the rest.

Our lives have changed so completely over the last few years that it is like remembering a book I once read, about characters I enjoyed, cried and laughed with, dreamed I dreamed of, friends I still miss occasionally.

The truth behind the reminder of Never Alone is knowing the untroubled place of peace, of understanding, of hard truths, of being alone joyfully grateful, of failing again and inevitable success.  

Time moves so quickly, even during the most painful trials. Every minute is beyond precious to hold onto and focus deeply into, so that not one aspect can go un-examined. To feel everything the world has to offer and learn from it in a way that leads to growth and wisdom.

There is a need that is so real to me, it is as if I am formed of that need. To make a real difference to others. To share what I have experienced and learned. To ease someone in some small sense of any of the worry, trials, pain or loneliness that I have felt and come out the other side of.

Oh, looking into our lives, others might shake their heads, feel some kind of sadness or pity for our circumstances. Looking over these last few years, loved ones might gasp and others may sneer in some misplaced satisfaction. But the truth? The truth is we are, and always have been so incredibly and amazingly blessed and protected that we are living a real life thrill, each and every day.

Every heart ache, every difficulty and disappointment – they all hurt, most even tempted me to simply curl up in a tight ball in a dark room and stay there. They were horrible! LOL, but seriously, when the tears dry and breath comes easy and slow again, looking over each instance, I can see clearly the moment I was in with a protected distance and examine the details, looking for the lesson I needed to fully grasp so that we could come out on the other side of it.

My weakness wants to fuss and worry, but I have learned way too much over the years not to see and know how beautiful and blessed our lives are. To focus with the wisdom inside me leading, simple, overflowing joy makes the laughter burst out of me and lights my eyes with the smile that can’t stop.

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