Several years ago I read a quote that said: “You can’t be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” Thanks to the solitary violin in my head, it took me a minute before I realised there wasn’t a second person in this statement. Yes people, it’s all about living with yourself.
At some point or the other, we’ve all known people who by their mere presence make our life so much more exciting. They may be a love interest but they can just as easily be a good friend, a relative or your pen pal from Machu Picchu.
There’s something about this person’s energy that compels you to raise your own so that you can join in with this new rhythm. Life seems lighter, brighter, more fun! You seem to be moving with effortless ease. There’s a sense of spontaneity, a sense of possibility. You find yourself laughing a lot. Time seems to lose its hold over you. You feel as if you’ve found your flow, that you’re connected to a greater vibration.
When you are together, it’s as if you’re in a music video; the perfect song, amazing weather, both of you (or a bunch of you) in a convertible, driving down a scenic road towards some big adventure. This is where it’s at. Life is good!
I’d love to give you a few more moments with this but as all good things come to an end, so does your time with this special someone. All too quickly, you are left by yourself. The music changes, perhaps to a more nostalgic track; the bright afternoon light softens considerably; the road that once looked like the beginning of something, now resembles the end of it. Yes, now the video has changed from the one you were starring in to the one you are watching, quietly, by yourself.
A few years ago, as I was wrapping up a particularly poignant video of my own, I had a sudden thought, what if…
What if this scintillating other person could always be around? What if you could wake up each morning with that same sense of spontaneity and adventure? What if you could move through life without dragging a ton of bricks behind you? What if happiness could become a part of your home that you could access everyday, rather than a place you sometimes visit?
This brings me to my point. What would your life look like if you became the most fun person you knew?