The freedom of friendships

friendshipI am a very lucky soul and feel strongly that my annoyingly friendly personality have brought me connections with some of the most amazing people and groups. The beauty of deep, true and compelling friendships brings me more happiness than any other human interaction.

With the advent of social media and the services liked Meet-Up and EventBrite we are provided an unlimited source to connect with like minded souls with similar interests, hobbies, passions and business networking desires.

Through a master-mind group where I was initially driving some two hours on Saturday mornings to attend, I found new awareness, new friends and new understanding. This decision, this process to actively involve myself with a group of amazing individuals changed my life. I am a better person for making the decision to change and to improve myself through a connection with new and most wonderful friends.

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ~ Muhammad Ali

As I change and grow and understand more about what life has to offer, I will incur scars and pain, yet I have  discovered that friendships that connect at the heart of our being are not always easy. Especially when only one of the required two people or even a group of people is unavailable to connect on such a deep and similar level. I have seen the torment in those who struggle to break free and see and believe in more of themselves and understand that friendship is by far our greatest gift to one another

What we need to understand and be so very compassionate about is for people to learn to give and share and interact and enjoy the benefits of mutually beneficial friendships and connections, there must be a level of comfort that soothes the soul. Many are unable to connect because of too many bad experiences, too hurtful of a past or simply being manipulated into believing that they don’t deserve a blissful connection afforded and offered by genuine individuals who care only for their happiness.

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” ~ Lao Tzu

In letting go and feeling good about the decision to do so, we open ourselves up to more and better connections, especially if our intentions are based in providing exceptional products, services or simple love and support. Letting go may be difficult and for those of us who have a deep and caring heart, it may indeed be extremely painful; don’t let the need to offer someone their freedom to progress at their own pace be your downfall.

After all, friendships are all about giving and sharing and simply being there for those we love and care for, though rare, there is no reason to ever give up on the potential to make great friends and to share in a happiness that makes us better people in so many ways.

What comes back to you should be of no concern for that wouldn’t be friendship for expectations break us out of the midset and acts of benevolence that are indeed rooted in our ability as human beings to actually care deeply about mankind.

“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk (Invisible Monsters)

There is a wave of new, enlightened understanding and compassion that is rising up and affecting so many of us as we push forth to make the world a better place. In your own efforts to assist this movements we must all make a special effort to bring more and more people into the fold and have us all better understand why we are here and how we can help.

Go out and make more friends already!

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4 thoughts on “The freedom of friendships

  1. Ah Edward, your open-ness has created a bridge for the ease of many to friend you. I, for one, enjoy my daily venture to your writings. Thanks for sharing “you” and for being a true friend.

      1. This open connection which inspires us and compels us to create IS everything. I am writing more now because there is nothing I would rather be doing. It has become an extremely important part of my existence. Thanks for your continued comments and communication…

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