|This stuff is already in us, just like how ice can't be made without water.|
For a long time I thought the only way I could ever feel as blissful, creative, alive, etc. ever again was to be around that guy or to find another one. The internal feelings within me were always dependent on the presence of someone else (or something else). Realizing all of these feelings, this creativity, this magic exists within me frees me from the chains of external attachments. Frees me from the belief I have to have someone else around in order to feel them.
I bring this up because so often I hear people talking about how they need to go to India to find spirituality, or they need to go to this place to feel at peace. Or they need to date so and so in order to be happy. Or whatever, I'm sure you've heard the same things. Of course external things influence how we feel, I'm not denying that, but what I am saying is our joy, our bliss, our creativity, fill in the blank, are not dependent on external people, places, or things. Those feelings exist within us all along. Another person wouldn't be able to bring them out of us just like how you can't make ice without water.
Take me for instance. I still write poetry on occasion and I still appreciate art. I don't have to have somebody in my life in order to bring out my creativity or help me love paintings, I can do that for myself. I don't need to attach any of my internal qualities externally because the entire universe already exists inside of me -- I have everything I need.
I dream of a world where we realize all the feelings we associate someone or something else bringing out in us we have inside already. A world where we remember we don't have to go chasing after anything to elicit peace, joy, or love. A world where we treasure our inner landscape and play there often.
Another world is not only possible, it's probable.