There are no waves. Sunlight picks patterns on the calm ocean. Two seagulls sit motionless on honey coloured rock. There is only gentle gurgling as still ocean laps water-bound boulders. Brown seaweed slides slowly near a single submerged rock. The rock touches the surface radiating ripples.
Your Potential Can Be Crazy To Family And Friends
If you find your support withering in this way, endeavour to persist with your decision, provided it is guided from within, and find genuine friends who will understand and support you in the difficult decisions ahead.
As we travel the journey we will make more and more genuine friends. Close friends are people with whom we share intimacies, like our deepest fears, highest dreams, personal philosophies on life, doubts, failures and successes. Genuine friends try to help us understand our lives, so that we are able to make the best decisions. When we do make those decisions they happily support us. Close friends are much more valuable than financial riches.
Before I started on the spiritual journey in earnest, my hobby was hang-gliding. I had a lot of hang-gliding friends. When we met we would discuss hang-gliding and nothing else. We did not share our inner life. Eventually I gave up hang-gliding and took up charity work as my hobby. When engaged in charity work I made new friends. These friends were willing to talk and share their inner world. They were also more supportive and did not try to put me down as my hang-gliding friends did. Eventually I met other friends who were also living their dream. These became my genuine friends. With these close friends I was able to share more and more of my inner world, including my doubts and insecurities. I really value friends with whom I can be intimate.
Do not be surprised if you decide to cultivate new friends as you lead a life devoted to listening to and following inner guidance. Be open to encounters and associations that arise from your new interests. By inviting genuine friends into your life, you will be able to share more of yourself and feel really supported. You will be a truly rich person, no matter what your financial circumstances.
Dear friends – Where would we be without you?
In a harsh and cruel world
Your friendship brings softness and love.
With our close friendship we have
Understanding when we are confused,
Compassion when we are hurting,
Sympathy when we are sad
And joy when we are glad.
Dear friend, I turn to you, heart open, vulnerable,
Needing to share and you welcome me in.
I have a secret never told; you hear it.
I am in pain; you feel it.
I bring glad tidings; you are full of my joy.
Although my life may appear strange to another,
You do not reject me.
Although it may be difficult to understand,
You do not judge me.
Although I may have failed and be thought stupid by others,
You do not criticize me.
Although I may be in pain and unattractive to others,
You do not shun me.
We know that we are travelling inward to the great beyond.
We share our pain, that we may be healed.
We share our secrets that we may be forgiven.
We share our glad tidings that we may be full of joy.
We give to each other freely and without reservation.
I know that in giving to you, I am giving to myself,
For we are as one.
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