Radical loneliness—which is really aloneness—helps us to realize that we are the only ones who can take responsibility for our lives. When we become completely intimate with loneliness, what emerges is the instantaneous realization that we are connected to the whole of reality.
by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei
Book of Equanimity, Case 31:
Zen Mountain Monastery—May 12, 2013