I meet so many people who are lonely because they depend on others to fulfill their needs. This happens because of a lack of confidence or self-worth. The truth is, we cannot satisfy our own needs or those of others if we have not found contentment in ourselves. Being alone should be regarded as a gift and a time to acquire true wisdom. Being mindful of the need for Love and Kindness encourages us to consider others, but it also involves being kind and gentle towards ourselves.