Preface

The nine awakenings in The Awakening of Friendship offer a calling for every human being to look within their psyche, uncover the human principles of friendship, and embrace the universal tapestry of mankind. We are challenged to rebuild a formula for a family of friends, flow with the creative process, and engage with the human experience of friendship. 
The Awakening of Friendship will challenge you to reflect on the human principles of friendship, search within your heart, and open yourself up to the world of human beings. 

The Awakening of Friendship
WISDOM OF PATIENCE
We cannot push Mother Nature, nor can we change the developmental stages of friendship.
PRESENCE OF LISTENING
It is easy to hear the words of a friend. A good listener respects our spoken word as well as the moments of silence. Attention is given to our friend and these moments enhance a silent and profound bonding.
COMPASSION
The hearts are two when there is a deep concern in friendship. The heart is willing to understand the commonality of mankind.
INNER SECURITY
A secure friend wants to share their experience with you without fear of vulnerability.
HONESTY OF COURAGE
A courageous friend embraces the now and does not avoid speaking the truth in friendship.
POWER OF FAITH
Our blessings are with our friend through all their difficult and joyful moments. We believe that a friend can do anything with their heart's desire.
GIFT OF GENEROSITY
A generous hearted friend elevates our spirit. The friendship becomes humble, human, and truthful. We are blessed with their love.
GRATITUDE
Gratitude is in the now without the attachment of past memories. We appreciate our friend and love their total persona, rather than picking at the inconsequential.
ESSENCE OF LOVE
A loving friend has no other desire, no ulterior motive, than to love you without seeking rewards. It is a beam of light that shines throughout our human spirit.


The Awakening of Friendship