One by one, each person told a deeply touching story of how alone and isolated he or she had felt. The black gal's story wasn't about her race. I was the last to speak. I talked about being gay, but I also talked about the eye-opening experience I was having at that moment. I had thought my experience was unique, and here every one of them had felt the same way.
This memory came up as I watched the TEDTalk video below. Ash has crafted an excellent talk. As you listen and connect with her message, trust any urge to speak out a secret that is holding you back. Speak it to someone you trust. Then work your way to telling someone who you long to connect with more fully.
The truth is we already belong. We are constantly connected with all of humanity. This isn't wishful woo-woo. Quantum Physics has proven it and there are good books written for non-science folks to explain the truth of this constant connection. Thinking we don't belong is a lie, which is why it feels so bad. That's your inner guidance signaling "False belief! Drop it!"