I’ve been waiting for a long time to tell this story to people who will appreciate it, and this is the time!
I believe it’s important to note that a day prior to this, I was talking to my best friend that I am lacking words to express. I don’t call myself good in expressing my feelings, but I find peace and relaxation in expressing myself in my words, writing.
It was 9 months back in 2015, I found a guy in LinkedIn who happened to be my classmate in my 7th grade (2007). He is definitely the kind of people I think I gravitate towards these days because unbelievable “coincidences” tend to happen when I do. Since I have started to know myself, I also feel like I have begun to attract other people who are searching for that same thing. When I step back and look at it from outside myself, it almost brings me to tears because it is so beautiful and makes so much sense to me even though it’s hard to put into words. I feel like every person searches for that one good friend who that makes them feel good in this world. What that one thing is, is different for everyone, but people with similar visions of what that thing is will tend to be drawn together. I personally want to surround myself with more like minded people because nothing but hood has come from it and there is just no way had it can a simple “coincidence”.
So, I began to strike up a conversation with him about it, if he still remembers me. Fortunately, he replied and he does remember. I felt kind of drawn to him. Fast forward 9 months later, we had talked about life, love, family, jobs, schools, studies, degree, spiritual beliefs – everything. He doesn’t hesitate to share words of love, appreciation, approval, praise, encouragement, etc. I felt like I’d known him forever. It was the one of the most lucrative and creatively inspiring conversations I have ever had. His name was Prasanth, and he’s a Mechanical Engineer. He is a fellow friend, and we talked a lot about our position. He does a lot of work with studies and job. There’s something comforting about being completely honest and open with an open-minded friend – a friend who you felt like you’ve known forever. It was such a beautiful and unlikely experience for the two of us to become friends. There is very authentic feeling that I get from Prasanth that I absolutely know that I can trust him. We smiled for hours straight. At one point, I said him that
I didn’t have to explain what I meant, because he knew what I’m trying to tell him. Words are just tools we use to communicate feelings. I’m using the tools that work best for me. Sometimes verbal communication with words is insufficient, or even unnecessary. I meet amazing friends across the globe that I have the strangest connections to.
It’s been 9 months since we’ve had the conversation, and we’ve exchanged about almost everything. I haven’t met him since 10 years. The relation and respect that we have are equally as enlightening as our conversation. To me it kind of appeared as an aura surrounding my friend, he kinda glowed more than other people.
I suppose it’s a desire to explore the mind and consciousness, being true to yourself and knowing who you are. It shines through in some people. It is the truest feeling one can have. There is definitely something that resonates inside me after knowing him. Our both energies are very compatible, and I connect with him especially deeply, we are so much alike, we can actually speak to one another on a higher level.
I normally don’t initiate the conversation with guys. But with him, I just KNEW that we will be friends and that it was going to happen before it actually happened. Even though we were strangers for 10 years (almost) and his personality/character was immediately recognizable to me. Aside from the inkling that he would be an important person of mine, I had no reason to think he was anything beyond a good friend. Like minded individuals tend to fall into each other’s circles more than those who aren’t like-minded. I feel better expressing on the internet. I am not talking or expressing my thoughts to him. I am just talking to myself, and typing at the same time.
I think the significance in this whole thing lies in the fact that –
“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” -Richard Bach
Prasanth, Thank you for being someone I can trust. I know you like nobody else does, but my plans are to know you like even you don’t know of yourself 😉