People are often afraid to look within and face the loneliness haunting their souls. I find comfort in the still. Though, at times, it may consume me, loneliness brings enlightenment. I am able to see my insecurities clearly laid out. There was a time in my life when I would have done anything to avoid myself. I would look for comfort in the arms of another person. It didn’t matter if there was love…or even lust….that they wanted me for that moment was enough. Willing I would lay beside them thinking that a warm body would fill the ache, but the truth is that nothing ever made it go away. Only when I turned to face the loneliness did I start to understand how much I needed it.