The Worst Thing in Life.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 26, 2013
get elephant's newsletter
Photo: Lacy Atkins / Kathy Villanueva on Pinterest.


I was traveling, recently, for a little bit of a long time.

And I noticed that I got tired when I was around those I had to deal with, work with, handle…and I gained energy when I was with those who I could just be with. While the first category is my problem, not theirs…it gave me a appreciation for the notion that “home is wherever our friends are.”

And, it caused a bell to ring when I saw this quote, for the first time, today:


“I used to think the worst thing in life
was to end up all alone.

It’s not

the worst thing in life is to end up with people
who make you feel
all alone.”

~ Robin Williams



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “The Worst Thing in Life.”

  1. Kyla says:

    Oh yes. Being around those with whom one can just be, those who are unconditionally present, is always a refreshment. The folks with whom we have to make an effort – as you say, it's your (my) problem, not theirs. Yet, yet… I wonder what it would require for there to be no difference, to my own energy economy, which type of person I am with! And then I wonder, would that really be a good thing? Perhaps this is useful information we receive, when we are feeling drained by interactions.

    I don't know! but it's worth pondering.