The ego is always more or less alone since it is the boundary we set up to define ourselves. The extent to which we feel alone-- or try to avoid feeling alone-- is a good indicator of how often we identify with our ego. Initially it seems that stepping out of this is a feat of imagination, yet we know that our 'togetherness' is a true fact at every level. The non-human cells outnumber the human ones on & in the thing I call 'my body' by 10-to-1. Every cubic meter of air contains 50 carbon molecules that have literally been the body of every single person alive on earth at this very moment. What was the body of all living beings enter my own body with each breath, and are in turn eventually touched by each breath of mine. When we consider the great beings like Jesus and the Buddha, what are they if not ones whose consciousness is wholly merged with a basic substrate of all consciousness itself? The great love or compassion that they are is also in us, even if we are only able to barely access a drop love or compassion within our own egoic consciousness. There is often an unfortunate mantra in Western culture that says 'fake it til you make it' -- even though faking it is actually a disastrous dangerous and painful path to making it. Yet in this case, imagining that we are together with many beneficent being, including the great ones, is not faking it. Its more like 'making it til we Make It,' or using our imagination to dispel the dust in our eyes til we can truly see our togetherness and interconnection with all of life. Its paradoxically a journey as long as a million lifetimes, and as short as your very next breath.