To be alone is wonderful, but to feel lonely is terrible, because loneliness means, somewhere you have made your individual nature so exclusive, that there is no way to feel connected with life around you.
Of course, in a new place you may have a few challenges, I appreciate that. But the important thing is, for any given human being, we must understand – we come alone, and we go alone. When we’re here, we’re seeking for other people to travel with us as co-travelers. And that need not be only in one form, or one type of relationship or the other – it can be in any number of ways.
So, above all, if you do not concretize your individuality – I’m this kind of a person, I’m from this nationality, I’m this race, I’m this religion, or, I’m this gender, and whatever else – if you just keep yourself a little open to life, that you’re a life, you will see there’s no room for loneliness – there’s too much population, how can you be lonely?
It’s just that you cannot smile at this person that you have never seen before. If I have to smile at you, I must know who you are, where you come from, what you do, then only I can smile at you – this is a terrible condition for a human being. Why can’t you just smile at anything? Why can’t you smile at the sky? Why can’t you smile at a tree? Why can’t you smile at a cloud? Why can’t you smile at the sun, which is trying to burn you down?