Can I Be Understood?

E ver feel like you are a lone soul? I often do. I try to connect with other people, but their lives seem wrapped around the here and now, the things that lie on the surface.. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who run much deeper and have no one to connect with on a more intellectual and emotional level, I just don't know how to find them.

I am a Christian, that is, I believe that the Jesus you all hear about is indeed the Son of God, and essentially is God, and that He sacrificed His pure life in place of ours so we can have an eternal relationship with the Creator, who is so Holy that He cannot be near sin, as it is the opposite of His very substance. Therefore, Jesus created the bridge so that we can still connect with the Creator, and those who choose to believe these truths are granted peace that transcends this world.

I have that peace, but I still long for human companionship on a deeper level. I am a college graduate into my second grown-up job, and everywhere I am I see a soap opera. I don't dare trust most people I meet because they seem prone to relish in others' mistakes and hurts. I haven't seen a true friendship among people in so long. I haven't seen a loving marriage perhaps ever.

I'd like to hear about your experience with this, how you cope, if you've found a way past the longing for a like-minded being..

I am new to this site, and from what I can see, this is exactly the place to pose such a query.. to connect with those who think like me.

Thanks for your input!

Ishana Ishana
22-25, F
5 Responses Mar 21, 2009

In my life, that belief comes from within and can be shared and understood sometimes even without words with soulmates and sometimes even, in moments of so called clarity, with complete strangers through a same take on situations...a smile, a knowing look, a comment....<br />
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Over the time I've realised that I can be perfectly happy on my own knowing my closest are a phonecall away, although thousands of miles apart. Sometimes I forgotten that and it reflected on the way I felt and acted towards others. As for meeting new people, I often wouldn't wear my innermost thoughts on my sleeve and may be that can sometimes prevent me from getting closer .. <br />
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What interests me now is the Gnostic Gospels and the actual role of Mary Magdalene..I wish to have more time on my hands to read, think and communicate better. Saying that, lack of time or more likely, how we choose to spend our time is at the root of all the problems you have mentioned... Wouldn't you agree? :)

oh this is exactly what i have been feeling as of lately and Yes i believe in God and share the same belief in God as you (I think we are on the same page here) I have been longing for a deep loving relationship but all i seem to find is little if anything, and yes therefore i have a hard time trusting anyone, i feel empty most of the time!

I feel very much the same, though am not religious in any sense. People are too focused on the superficial, at least I've found in person. It's great to find people who care more about deeper things and emotional and intellectual pursuits.

I also believe in God fully. All you have to do is enjoy your life and make sure you strive to become the best you can be and everything else will fall into place, good friends, activities, and happiness.

Well, my story is exactly like yours, with the only difference that I don't believe in any gods exactly for that purpose.