To lose yourself means you do not dare to face the problem. In my own personal experience, I just kept running away from the problem and a horrible relationship with my family at that time. That was the greatest solitude I had ever experienced before, and the greatest pain I had to face whilst growing up. But it was a journey that became an invaluable life lesson; the progression from an ugly earth worm into a shining butterfly living amongst the treetops.
Happiness is going back to see how far you’ve travelled. We all live in a time-restricted life and time can be such an amazing thing.