As we grow spiritually we come to see through our experiences we don't always get to see or speak with those who we were once close to. I have come to learn that growing apart doesn't have to be painful, I've learned that if my love was true and unbinding, then that meant that my support should always be there for that person, not just when we were close but even during the times that they chose a different road to travel down. Friendship is not about how much you hang out or how often you speak, friendship is us being there for someone else when we can, within our means, with no explanations needed - it’s an absolute knowing of a bond that's created, that needs no proof that it exists - it's a gift not a contract.
We are always evolving, it's inevitable and chances are as we grow spiritually we will see less and less of the individuals we were once close with. This is neither because anyone is being mean nor because the love and respect is any less - but merely because we no longer share those common interests anymore. We begin to attract the type of energy that best fits the path we are on. See the universe is always sending us what we need to push us forward, to encourage our inner growth. So if someone isn't in your life the way they used to be don't take it to the heart. Chances are it's not because they don't love and care for you but maybe it's because you both are on a different journey now. So wish them well and give them love, be brave moving forward, have faith that new friendships await and new adventures and interests are coming. Always remember the love we gave away is never ever wasted.
Things I've learned about friendship:
Friendship is not a tie, it's not a rope or a bind, it's not possession or property, and it is not built upon expectations.
It is not about what is given or taken, it keeps no records and plays no ill intended games.
A friendship is our own personal commitment to be our best selves and share the love we have cultivated within our hearts - freely and without expectations or guarantees of anything ever being returned.
Friendship is the integrity we choose to maintain even when all others fail to do so.
Friendship is wholehearted understanding and not taking anything personal. It’s recognizing that we are all entitled to our lives and how we choose to live them.
A friendship is us doing our best always - this does not mean we can always be there but it means we put our best foot forward during those times that are within our reach and do this without fear of judgment.
Friendship is being able to say "no" without feeling bad or guilty.
Friendship is loyalty - it's always speaking highly of those we love even when weeks, months and years have passed. It's an honoring of the other person no matter what has happened, no matter their choices or roads they have chosen to take. We always strive to build them up and never to break them down.
See friendship is about what we give to others - not what they do for us. We strive to be the greatest friend we can be for ourselves not them, it's to satisfy our own souls light not theirs, no attachments or expectations, no need for credit or attention, we allow ourselves to be a great friend to others because it feels good to our own hearts, because this world needs more souls who live their lives by example.
~Will "Story" Rivera
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.