There’s a lot of pressure from society to be in a relationship.
It starts when you hit puberty and follows you throughout your life.
But the thing is, you can be happy single.
What’s more, when you’re single, you have time to reflect on life’s lessons and find your own spiritual path.
Let’s take a look at 10 spiritual lessons of being single:
1) Alone doesn’t equal lonely
Many people think that just because you’re alone, automatically means that you’re lonely.
But that’s simply not true. Loneliness is quite different from solitude.
In fact, I know a lot of people that are lonely in relationships.
If you’re lonely, it’s because you’re not allowing yourself to be with others or not letting others be with you.
Being alone is different from being lonely because alone is a state of being, whereas lonely is a state of mind.
If you’re lonely, you’re probably craving human connection. Being single doesn’t mean you don’t get to experience a connection with others.
Actually, you can have the same experiences you would if you were in a relationship, just without the added pressure or expectations.
Single people have friends and family and are fulfilled without being in a romantic relationship.
2) You learn to love yourself
The great thing about being single is that you learn to love yourself and enjoy your own company.
The thing is that before you can truly love someone else, you need to learn to love yourself.
You’ll start to realize that you don’t need another person to validate you.
You learn that all the best love comes from within, and if you can tap into it, then you’ll have all the love you need.
When you learn to love yourself, you stop trying to find someone else to complete you or make you happy.
Instead, you focus on loving yourself enough that you won’t settle for anything less than the best. You are the only person you can truly depend on, so you should be your number one priority.
The important thing is that you are happy with the person that you are and that you love yourself.
3) You get to build a relationship with yourself
Love can be so full of disappointment and deception. Negative experiences in relationships are enough to make you give up on love for good.
This is why it’s good to take some time to be single. It will give you a chance to work on the relationship you have with yourself.
And the good news is that you have all the tools you need to do this right now, right where you are.
I learned about this from the modern-day Brazilian shaman Rudá Iandê. He taught me how the lies we tell ourselves about love are part of what trap us in unhappy relationships.
As Rudá explains in this transformational free video, love is available to us if we cut through the lies that we tell ourselves.
We need to face the facts about our damaging and self-sabotaging ideas about relationships and love.
The alternative is to end up in loveless relationships or endless dating frustration that only leaves us cold and empty.
The alternative is to be sunk in stagnant codependency.
Rudá’s teachings showed me a whole new perspective.
While watching, I felt like someone understood my struggles to find love for the first time – and I realized that I first had to work on my self-confidence and the relationship I have with myself before I can experience true love.
If you’re done with wasting your time on the love that doesn’t work, I invite you to watch this short video and open your mind to new possibilities to guide you on the path to finding true love and intimacy.
4) You learn the true value of friendships
When you’re single, your friends can be a huge part of your life.
The thing is that people in a relationship tend to get absorbed in each other and treat each other as extensions of themselves.
This means that they don’t have as much time for their friends as they used to, and they often forget about the value of friendship.
Friends love you no matter what. When you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to share the good news with, your friends will be there for you.
When you’re single, you learn the true value of friendships; they’re not just another person by your side. They’re people who genuinely care about you and that’s a gift.
For me, being single has meant that I’m surrounded by people that I trust and who truly care about me and it makes me genuinely happy to know that they’re there for me.
5) You’re independent
Lots of people grow up thinking that they won’t be whole until they meet their soulmate, twin flame, or life partner.
The problem is that they end up in a codependent relationship.
The truth is that you have to find the feeling of wholeness by yourself. You need to embrace being single, and learn to be happy and feel self-empowered.
Being single you learn to rely on yourself for everything. Sounds good, right?
You learn that sometimes you have to do what you don’t want to do. You become more mature.
Being single is the perfect time to learn to be independent and autonomous. There is no one around to lean on when things get tough, so you have to be able to find your strength within.
Simply put, being single is a great way to learn to be independent and stand on your own two feet.
6) You’re more self-aware
Being single allows you to be more self-aware and to really think about who you are and who you want to be.
You are thrust into a type of lifestyle that does not allow you to escape from yourself.
You are most likely living alone, which requires a new level of self-awareness and forces you to be honest with your habits and comfortable with your presence.
There is no one there to distract you; no one to be responsible for but yourself. You are forced to confront your fears, habits, and imperfections.
But wait, there’s more.
You are forced to take responsibility for your own well-being, both physically and emotionally.
This increased level of self-awareness helps you to live a more fulfilling and authentic life once you’ve dealt with the issues that have come up during your time of solitude.
You’ve gained deeper insight into the kind of person you are and you’ve taken charge of your life a little more.
You’ll learn about your personality, your strengths and weaknesses, and what makes you happy.
You’ll also have time to work on improving yourself and becoming a better person.
7) You learn that you are whole
Lots of people are under the false impression that they’ll never be whole until they’re in a relationship. But that’s simply not true – you’re already whole.
One of the spiritual lessons of being single is that you learn that you don’t need someone else to make you feel whole.
When you’re single, you understand that you can love yourself and be happy without another person by your side.
As Justin Brown, founder of Ideapod says in his video, once you realize that you don’t need another person to make you whole and you’ve embraced the single life, then you can think about a potential partner.
When you get that sense of longing, ask yourself what you’re looking for in a partner. What can they bring into your life?
Once you answer that, you can start bringing those things into your life even before meeting someone.
The bottom line is that if you don’t feel whole, then you need to take a long hard look at yourself and ask yourself why – and I can tell you, it’s not because you’re single.
8) Being single is better than being with the wrong person
Here’s something else that you learn when you’re single – that it’s better to be alone than in a relationship with the wrong person.
Everyone always feels bad for the single person in a movie, but personally, I feel bad for the person who’s in a relationship just because they’re afraid of being alone.
The fear of being alone can often cause people to settle for the wrong person, someone who isn’t right for them but who they feel they can’t live without.
When you know you are ready to be in a relationship, you will find the right person for you, someone who makes you happy and whom you are happy with.
Being single allows you to take your time and find the right person for you. You don’t have to settle for someone who doesn’t make you as happy as you deserve to be or who doesn’t make you feel as loved as you need to feel.
Being single gives you the freedom and time to really explore and find out what you’re looking for in a partner. You have the opportunity to figure out what types of qualities and skills you are looking for in a significant other without the pressure of a relationship looming over your head.
It’s so much better to be by yourself than to be with someone you don’t love, or someone who you can’t be yourself around – someone who doesn’t get you.
In my experience, being in a relationship with the wrong person for the wrong reasons is a kind of prison, and being single is freedom.
9) There are different types of love
Here’s the thing:
You don’t need to be in love to experience love. When you’re single, you realize that there are different types of love.
There’s the love you have for yourself. There’s love you share with your friends. There’s the love between parents and children. There’s love between siblings. There’s love for pets.
There’s love for all mankind.
Being single allows you to explore these different types of love without the added pressure of a relationship.
Being single can seem like a daunting and scary prospect, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be a time to explore yourself, get in touch with your feelings, and learn how to love and care for yourself and others unconditionally.
Being single is an amazing opportunity to love yourself and others, and no one can take that away from you!
You don’t have to be in a relationship to love and be loved. Once you’ve learned that invaluable life lesson, you’ll become an infinitely better person as a result.
10) Being single is a choice
Being single is a choice you make. You choose to be by yourself instead of in a relationship with somebody else.
You have not made a commitment to anybody, and nobody has made a commitment to you.
You have the freedom to explore your feelings and emotions in a safe way. Being single is a choice you make because there are things you want to accomplish and goals you have that won’t be possible to achieve while you are in a committed relationship.
Being single is a choice you make so you can focus your attention on achieving what you want in life without having to divide your attention with another person.
A lot of people choose to be single because it’s a way of life that suits them. It gives them the freedom to live the kind of life they want to live without having to answer to anyone.
The bottom line
Now, whether you’ve decided to be single for life or at this time in your life, there’s no doubt that there are a lot of spiritual lessons to be learned.
Being single gives you a chance to really get to know yourself better and to learn to really love yourself.
The single life is a time for self-reflection, self-discovery, and self-love. It’s a time to focus on your own needs and discover what makes you happy and what kind of person you want to be.
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