Originally posted in 2014, this is a message I felt bears repeating.
Linda Johnsen's article Spiritual Loneliness touches an important subject that is well known to many people on the path of Yoga-meditation. I know from personal experience how challenging it can be to find like-minded community when one's interests and life-style are so different from the main stream.
As a practitioner of Yoga-meditation advances on the path, s/he may feel an increasing pull to seek joy and nurturance from an inner-source rather than from the worldly pleasures that others enjoy. But turning away from the world and seeking inner joy is not easy when the entire world is headed in the opposite direction. It's hard to go against the tide.