whew zzz, profound questions these, well here's my take...I feel, a true friend is one who's in your heart always...a true friend is simply one in whose company you can simply and truly BE yourself, without any masks or pretensions... just your simple natural self, with all its pairs of opposites, good n bad, high n low, beautiful n ugly etc etc...and a true friend is definitely required to be with you at all times... either physically by your side, or in your thoughts, or in your heart of course...so, going by these definitions, the only one who can meet all these three conditions is that whom one may, for convenience's sake, call "The Beloved"...and honestly, when the Beloved reveals Himself/Herself in the heart and becomes one's true friend, then truly, really, the whole world becomes one's friend... coz there's the Beloved alone shining forth in all things, ever coming to you in all forms, and filling one's heart with joy, and keeping one wondering at all It's endless creative mysteries... and amazing wisdom!!and really, it's such a simple and wonderful way to live... feeling the divine touch from moment to moment... with the deepest gratitude...and then, the only question one is left with is, how can I be a good friend to my Beloved/others? how can I love more? how can I serve more? how can I see/feel/experience my Beloved more? and of course, how can I draw more ;o) or at least be more creative, inspired by the One Creator of all... sharing these with all, just as a child spontaneously likes to share whatever it creates... bringing so much of joy n happiness to all, esp those who can see deeply the tremendous wonder of it... not to mention the delightful absurdity of it all!! ;o)
dintoonswhen i wrote this post, i was upset about a best(est) friend's behaviour. it was more like a outlet for my angry reaction.yes, and now i feel humbled.it is the divine alone who can be a friend. once i realize this, i feel confident and free !!!!
and simply being AWARE of the whole process of events and happenings, without judging or condemning, seems to bring a deep sense of peace and stillness and clarity... and also opens up so many paths and ways of action, truly creative action, which would otherwise be closed when one allows all sorts of negative emotions to cloud up one's heart and being...seems to me that AWARENESS itself is one's own Beloved, one's own Self, the Divine Spirit full of Bliss and Peace... definitely a hidden sanctuary, a secret hiding place from all the "troubles" of the world :o)) so is your best friend not your bestest friend anymore..?? :)well, maybe(to quote st francis), sometimes it's best to understand the other rather than be understood, to give rather than recieve, to love rather than be loved... and then one enters a totally new dimension of living...!!
Thank you for you kind visit..sure ut took me time but its nice to be here When you talk about frienship I know Im having a wonderful friend..during my book launch and before she had been there for me everytime ...she even cried when I was getting disapointing news...She uplifted me to stand and I could not have done without her ...
what no posts?? waiting for more...!!dearest zzz, wishing you a fantastic new year 2008! thanks for each of your wonderfully creative posts, inspirations and encouraging comments! and hope to see lots more of your uniquely creative stuff in this brand new year ahead!!take care, love n peace, and do keep posting, creating and sharing, my friend!! ^_^
You write very well.
Dear DintoonsI think I lost steam as other fronts in life took priority. But I still remember my password so thats a good sign ;) Hope you are doing great..
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