It's amazing how our mind works. How our emotions work. How we react to the same situation differently at different stages. How we look at a relationship differently as time passes by. How new people enter our lives, and in no time they become an integral part of our lives. And some people who swore to be there forever suddenly disappear. Because of you, because of them or because of circumstances - but they are not there with you anymore. They leave behind a void. At times someone else fills it, at times you fill it yourself or maybe it remains like that for forever.
It's like you talk to someone everyday. About every single thing that happens in your life - happy, sad, confusing, funny, awkward - every damn thing. And one day - whoosh. The comfort is not there anymore. You are alone, completely on your own. The moment something happens the next day, you pick your phone, start typing the text and stop. You suddenly realise that you don't have anyone to text or share the news with.
Funny how you don't even remember how this dependency started. Before him or her, you were perfectly happy doing things without anyone knowing. You had a routine life, without anyone paying much attention to your existence.
One fine day, someone comes into your life, who gives you that special attention you so far never noticed getting from anyone else. You start talking more. You start getting more attention. When you are happy, he/she shares your happiness, when you are sad, he/she makes you smile. It feels great so far as it lasts.
We don't even realise what we do to ourselves when we store our dependency in someone. What happens to us, our feelings when our happiness changes its meaning and becomes a person instead of things or emotions? Why do we create that space that was not there earlier and that we didn't even need? Now that we have created the space, we need to fill it. With the person. It usually starts when you meet your first guy. Once he leaves, you sulk, you are sad, you feel lonely. You have nobody to share your happiness with, nobody to listen to you crib, no punching bag. If you are good looking, this phase doesn't last too long. You find someone else. Repeat the cycle. It's a loop.
But with time, you slowly realise that you need to break this loop. You need to detach happiness from a particular person. Yes, without that too, a relationship can be strong and healthy. And without relationship too, you can be happy. And like everything else, this too is easy said than done. But one has to start somewhere. Then why not now?
Very strange post I know. I had to write something. My thoughts. I have not been able to write. And that scares me. I have managed one whole post today, that's a huge deal. Hope the block doesn't last long.
:) Yes the void stays..yes we can choose to 'stop' the urge of filling it ..yes we can live without being 'habituated' to someone else living a part of your life..ReplyDelete
Phew..Have been trying hard to follow this.. and it's quite a win till now.. but the loneliness does come biting on some depressing days..*sigh*
Lucky you, that you are able write your thought down. :)ReplyDelete
quite inevitable the sudden appearance of 'loneliness' in anyone's life...Life's strange at times :-))ReplyDelete
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Truly put.. There are times when some ppl become such an imperative part of our lives that we cant remember times when they weren't there and cant imagine times without them... and when they are gone, there is an abrupt emptiness that simply refuses to be filled even years after they're goneReplyDelete
Very well put.ReplyDelete
I wonder how much ppl think to become Happy :)ReplyDelete
In my opinion, juss stop digging the past, and worrying about the future...
Where is this coming from?superbReplyDelete