I am by no means saying that you should be a wallflower at a social gathering. It is often a good idea to say hello to those whom you know and to befriend those whom you don’t.
What I am saying is that, when all desirable socializing is over, if you find yourself alone and consequently uncomfortable, it means you do not know how to access your rock-solid inner peace.
Inner peace is a state of being that is absolutely unshakeable, free from doubt and perfectly calm, and most importantly, completely content. There is never an unsettled or uneasy moment.
You can access it while standing alone at a party. There is therefore no question of feeling restless if you are not engaging with others during the event.
The next time you feel restless or insecure when alone in a gathering, spend a moment asserting the "basic you" … your peaceful core, your "sense of being", your "is-ness".
Feel how you are complete in yourself, totally at peace and lacking nothing. Stand there or sit there and ‘just be.’ Revel in your steadfastness and use the moment for this quiet ‘spot-meditation’. Do this for as long as you like.
After this silent assertion of the"basic you", sit or stand quietly by yourself, if that’s how things pan out. There should be no unsettled, insecure feeling on account of being alone and no compulsion to talk to other people. If you decide to talk to other people, it should be out of free choice. And of you decide to sit by yourself, be happy on the knowledge that there is nothing wrong with that either.
Inner peace is the key to transforming many of life’s difficult moments to pleasurable ones, and this is but one example!
To your progress in attaining inner peace,