Robert Rabbin on Dealing with Loneliness
Most of us want to avoid being touched by loneliness. When we sense it coming into our awareness, we may feel nervous, fearful, angry, or frustrated—feelings we’d rather not experience. But Robert Rabbin has some inspiring words today about dealing with loneliness: You don’t need to be intimidated by the symptoms of loneliness. You can walk right through them, as if you’re walking through a fog.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self, written by Robert Rabbin. This audiobook is an inspiring collection of essays on meditation, self-inquiry, awareness, freedom, and more. It’s an uplifting guide through the process of questioning, re-framing, and deepening awareness that will help you discover your own infinite nature–one of enduring happiness and peace.
What’s in this episode?
In this episode, Robert Rabbin looks at the issue of dealing with loneliness through a new lens. When we’re feeling lonely, we usually make an effort to stop feeling that way as soon as possible. But perhaps we’re missing an opportunity to dig deeper and investigate our true feelings? Robert believes that when we make the tough decision to walk through loneliness instead of running from it, we realize there was nothing to be afraid of in the first place.
Robert Rabbin began his professional journey in 1985, after spending 10 years living and working with meditation master Swami Muktananda. He developed an international reputation as a radically brilliant speaker and public speaking guru, as well as a distinguished self-awareness facilitator, leadership adviser, and personal mentor. He authored eight books and more than 250 articles on authentic living and public speaking, leadership, self-inquiry, spiritual activism, and meditation.
In January 2012, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and told he had a few months to live. However, in keeping with his contrarian nature, he thrived well past the predicted use-by date. He passed away in December 2017.
You can listen to our recent conversation with Robert here: Inner Wisdom and Clarity: A Conversation with Robert Rabbin.
The Sacred Hub is an inquiry into what it means to be both fully human and fully divine. Robert Rabbin invites readers to consider living a consciously awakened life with both personal integrity and spiritual awareness. This timely book is very practical, completely accessible and very compelling. Highly recommended!”Chuck Hillig