GIVING AND RECEIVING
People have good and bad experiences in life. Close friendships, long term companions, and committed relationships is where education takes place. In a sense we teach each other while each learns from one another. The more relationships one has, the more one learns about self and the better one can relate to others.
No human is perfect. We all make mistakes in relationships. To create a bond there needs to be an attachment from esteem and mutual behavior or attitudes to build a solid relationship. To form a solid foundation each ingredient or action behind, Love, Loyalty, Trust, Integrity, and Truth are essential.
Our relationships with one another are an investment built on a fondness which delights, devoted attachment, firm allegiance, confident expectation, honesty and an agreement with reality. When one breaks the agreement, not being honest, not staying true to one's commitments, the trust is destroyed and in return, the person who felt loved and valued no longer feels special. Honoring commitments, being consistent, being true to one's word shows strong character, and a true friend.
We are here on earth in physical form to experience life, creating bonds through thought and touch. Every experience lived, positive or negative, becomes part of who you are, making you a stronger person within yourself, affecting all who enter your life.
We are all alive to learn lessons through relationships. Every person one meets is here to help the other. Roles are cast so we can experience give and take. Challenges in friendships command one to be a better person.
When one accepts others for who they are with thoughtfulness, respect, and compassion, from that moment on all accounts of behavior are settled. Wisdom has been earned for one understands whatever you do-every thought, emotion, word, or deed, will effect others and bounce back on to you.
People are important in life. Our bonds grow strong as a result of giving and receiving love and respect. Friendships are forged through the desire to help others. Some people in our lives leave never to return. The absence of the close personal relationship can bring a sense of loss. We are meant to say goodbye to those we love. Events in life occur for a reason. Situations are meant to happen. The loss of people allows us to appreciate the time shared. The loss can inspire within to be a better to those who are still near.
In ye harm none, nor self, do as ye will. Be just. Be merciful. Love one another. Share, be honest. Expect nothing, just do. Life is more than an all-consuming chore of survival from birth till death. Personal security is achieved through respectful friendships. Appreciate and give thanks for all the good things in life, and never allow your belief in mankind to waiver. Love the ones who cause pain. Do good for those who dislike you. Wish the one who curse you the best.
Friendship by nature is mysterious. We choose people who have both negative and positive experiences with to advance our spiritual growth. Acceptance is the middle road.
© 2008 Angie Skelhorn