We are in this together
April 12, 2012 by

I was enjoying an evening with someone very special to me the other night. I was content in the moment, just being with him.

The feeling of allowing someone in, of being with someone, is what being human is all about. I am trying to think of how best to describe this feeling to you. In that moment, the only thing that I was aware of was his physical and emotional presence. I was not thinking of anything or anyone else. Time did not matter. It was one of the most comfortable moments that I can remember having in quite some time. I felt calm and safe.

I have been looking back to that moment all week. What it has made me think about (and why I am choosing to share this story with you) is the importance of sharing life with others. In my first post, I talked about the importance of sharing grief. The moment that I shared with this person made me think about the importance of sharing all of life. The good and the bad. As a relational therapist, I can tell you that we are social beings…not meant to live in isolation.

At the end of the day, there is nothing more comforting than knowing that we have someone to call or go home to, to share life with/to be with (even if it involves simply sitting next to them and falling asleep on their shoulder). I do not want to ignore the fact that, sometimes, we are alone. There is a unique advantage to being alone, one that I hope to discuss in a future post. I am going to challenge myself to share more of myself with others and challenge you to do so too…relationship with others is, after all, unlike anything else.

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