compelling friendships

Once in a while, possibly once in a very, very long while a probability manifests with the turn of the earth, a change in seasons or even the greeting of a new morning comes a fortunate meeting, a glance acknowledged, a handshake accepted or in a frown rejected, someone walks into our life who we for any number of reasons instantly care about.

These chance, rare moments and linked memories will be reflected in our passage like building blocks of the soul. We experience random connections throughout life that make up a big part of who we are, depending on our openness towards and our attitude with the link of kindred spirits.

“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.” Oscar Wilde

The opportunity of a blissful connection offering an affinity for the moment, a memorable chapter in days or an entire lifetime. The chance freedom to communicate fearlessly, express feelings, a collaboration of interests, the raw needs and desires of sharing, heralding new life breath. To assume that this be a rare occurrence may hinder your chances for such a connection, the willingness to accept and flow with it all must be instituted first.

To crave a friendship that bestows trust via agreement to connect, to uncover and banish our hesitations, to allow for more words and concern thoughts, we will then discover so very much more about ourselves. Resistance to learn from our friendships with like impassioned souls holds us back from a recognition of all that can be.

With an open willingness to connect we enable a an inner power to emancipate our chaperon, release our need for perfection by revealing any latent fear of mistrust or doubt. We are drawn closer to a new understanding of ourselves driven more by our need to simply and quietly “be needed”. We are as much in need of another, allowing for something we had once desired, yet have restrained while running through life alone. To liberate our hesitation to accept this someone special into our lives appears effortless, yet we resist, continually we resist.

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”  ~ William Shakespeare

True, deep and respectful friendship has become more important with age, primarily because I have found up until these past few months that great friendships are as rare as lasting, loving and caring marriages. Since my interpretation of best friends is that of a life long bond that evolves with time, I better understand that the scarcity of such connections is the norm.

I feel more worthy of such friendships and my willingness to connect on a deeper level persists in a brief loneliness as an individual reaching out. An inhibition to share in and of myself has been released and an opening the door to allow for exceptional connections in the search for new friends.

The world offers countless, sometimes occasional opportunities for us to learn, grow and to live deeper, happier lives. The choice to acquiesce and welcome more fulfilling friendships to occur, for no other reason than to release our fear through an invitation of acquaintances must persist.

“Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.” ~ Socrates

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2 thoughts on “compelling friendships

    1. I am absolutely discovering how my new blogging / community friends all share a common thread in our lives, our inspirations, and our deep desire to understand. The journey to regain trust in humanity is bringing us together and I am loving every minute of this trek. Thank you,,,

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