November 12, 2015
One of the greatest examples of love is ‘friendship’! No religion, culture, ideology, or human should not give but the greatest compassionate attention to being able to see that all strangers and everyone are your friends. Not all friends may be given or deserving of the same amount of love, but common sense and compassion for even the worst should come from the heart and mind of godliness. Although many dogs are not as friendly to each other as they could be, certainly when approached by strangers they are more accommodating with friendliness than most human to human contact.
A strange situation about ‘friendly’ is the demonstrated aversion by those who were once friends, even married or partnered in love. Although likely denied, they have become ‘enemies’ to connect, and actually give energy to the avoidance of connecting ‘til ‘death do they part’. People often instead spend time and attention to people who never will be more than ‘frenemies’, or those who you never quite call a friend, and who often feel like someone you want to avoid too. Taking away prior demonstration of love to concerted avoidance especially with today’s many means of reconnecting is a poor example of human loving.
People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want or certainly contribute to the suffering of others. The spreading of love in the world begins with loving yourself, and continuing if you do, to love those of family as well as those who you’ve had or have a special connection with. Few people really have evolved to loving themselves at this juncture in time where infinite help is available through books, self help groups, meditation groups, and the internet with every written or visual aid for evolving in love that never existed a few decades ago let alone in all times of human life.
Showing communication of love is vital to our lives whether it’s from deep sincerity or well, even faking it! Faking it with good intentions is clearly better than treating others as if they are dead enemies. Friendship is the purest, highest form of love. Nothing is asked for and no conditions. You are simply enjoying connecting and giving. Open the heart and give not only to those who’ve opened their heart to you especially, but to strangers, for they may be strangers to themselves, and lost in a world where they rarely find any sign of friendship and love. Even a smile, greeting, or a hug is a spark of love that can energize a persons life.
A good friend will stay by you even when times are tough, they’ll always be there to give you a hand. Have many friendships while opening your heart to them!