Mindfulness Meditation and Loneliness-How it Has Been Shown to Reduce Loneliness
Loneliness has nowadays turned out and has been confirmed to be a major problem for many who live in the Western society and more particularly with the senior citizens. This is one sector in the population that has been quite given but an attention that is far inferior to what they actually deserve. The process of aging and adding on to years in adults has often been associated with the tendency in the adults to get further and further away from their families and society at large.
What we have here is a fact that is actually based on the findings that were reported in a scientific journal that said affirmatively that mindfulness meditation in actual sense helps adults prevail over loneliness. This can only be but one bit of sure celebrated news more so given the fact that loneliness is certainly one that has been confirmed to be a major cause for a number of life-threatening conditions for the adults such as Alzheimer’s and heart related conditions.
As we proceed, let us first have a clear understanding of what loneliness actually is. Rather than being seen as a feeling of physical isolation as may be so commonly known and seen to be, loneliness is more of a feeling of being socially disconnected. There are quite a host of reasons explaining the causes of the suffering from lonelinesss in the adults and these are such as the examples given below in the issues of the empty nest syndrome, rusty social skills, and the lack of social networks plus many others. What’s even further worsening the whole picture as to loneliness is the fact of the somewhat contagious nature it assumes given the fact that it seems to be that the lonely are never quite ready to engage others for some reasons such as the fact that they tend to have some inhibiting fears of rejection. The following is an overview on how mindfulness meditation will help one overcome this problem of loneliness.
Mindfulness meditation, as an alternative for the treatment for loneliness has been as effective and successful in the fact that it actually addresses the problem by taking a look at the root of the whole problem and that is that of the human psyche or mind. One of the key agenda of mindfulness meditation is in the fact that it quite enables one to appreciate their interconnectedness with the rest of humanity. Mindfulness meditation as well allows one to quite well develop better social skills. Without any doubt, if you happen to be in the habit of practicing mindfulness meditation regularly you are going to see your loneliness diminish in a short span of time as you will be able to cultivate more meaningful relationships with others without having any sorts of fears for rejection inhibit your efforts.