“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus 1913-1960
I love meeting new people. Not everyone new I meet will become my best friend. Far from it. Some people come and go, some will become acquaintances. And then some become friends. Some become really good friends. The difference? The energy exchange. At least that’s how I choose to look at it.
I let these people come into my life. And they do the same. Not out of courtesy but because it feels right. There is a spark. I don’t feel apprehensive about sharing ideas and thoughts. It feels right. And they share some of their thoughts with me. And it feels right still.
I become richer with every special person who enters my life. And I know that somehow I can make their lives richer too. There is no fear in sharing ideas. Crazy impossible ideas too. Your friends will point out the craziness; they will let you know if you make mistakes. Just like you will let them know too. Because they care. And because you care. And that’s what friendship is all about.
Don’t be afraid to let people into your life if it feels right. Trust your gut feeling. Yes, that feeling coming from deep inside which you will come to master. The more you rely on it the more confident you feel about trusting it. And if you don’t get it right, that’s alright. That’s when I usually tell myself “I should’ve listened to that nagging too…”. Learning as I go. Just like you’ll learn too. And it’s all worth it.