Being alone is a state of being; loneliness is a state of mind.
There is a magnificent difference between being lonely and being alone.
Being lonely is that kind of aching that resonates in your chest. That dull, constant feeling that follows you around all day long. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing or whom you’re with, it’s impossible to shake that feeling.
Loneliness is that prominent, gaping hole in your life that just can’t seem to be filled regardless of what you do.
Aloneness is different. Aloneness is finding freedom in this very same isolation; it’s the strange state of bliss that comes with being truly, honestly, unapologetically content in your own company.