We stand up tall, accept what is happening and take responsibility for our part in how we perceive others, respond to them, and interact with them. As we do this, it is easy to see that our isolation and loneliness comes from our endless rejection, judgment and hatred of others (and in the same manner, also of ourselves). Of course we will feel lonely and isolated when we live in this way. Perhaps we deserve to. When we open our arms and our heart to the whole world and are willing to meet it just as it is, the whole world opens its whole arms to us as well. More important, we see there is nothing to reject, we are all one.

Open your hands,
If you want to be held.
— Rumi

Brenda Shoshanna in Zen Miracles