Friendships are a 2 Way Street

I can’t stand when you have a conversation with someone & it’s all one sided, you share things about yourself & your life & when it comes to them, you get nothing, they’re withheld & reserved. Or worse, you get no response at all. Rude! Many people deal on the surface, where it’s safe. I like to go deep. I want to know more than the basics you can find out on Facebook. I enjoying forging great friendships & I like to take genuine interest in people’s lives. I ask questions, show concern, push for meetings & conversation & I appreciate the same from others. It only works if there’s common interest since relationships are a 2 way street, not a one way. I understand that some may only confide in certain people so they may not want to talk to you about specific things. I always had a problem being too friendly, and some are taken aback. Sometimes egos get in the way. You also know you can’t always be too revealing with everyone because not everyone has your best interests at heart. Some are just nosy & want gossip material. But, you’ll never build a rapport where you can be more honest & trustworthy with someone if you don’t open up & give people a chance. You’ll be surprised what you learn about people, and how you can help each other. Eventually, you know who’s who & I rather be me & not hide who I am. I wear my heart on my sleeve. We’re here to share, to engage, to love, to heal & make deeper connections on a spiritual level. We have nothing to lose & everything to learn. So as they say… if you don’t know, you better ask somebody.

The Energetic Power of Our Thoughts

Acknowledging the energetic power of our thoughts & words allows us to consciously enhance the quality of our relationship interactions. Though we naturally draw closer to friends & loved ones during moments of joy & celebration, we can also learn to focus our positive energy to specifically improve the quality of our connections. By choosing to see our thoughts & words as powerful vehicles that can transfer loving energy to others, we feel a greater sense of control about the direction our relationships take. As we express our love through kind words & actions, we are able to extend some of our joyful energy to others & contribute to the positive growth of our relationships. Sharing your positive energy with those you love can lend a powerful element of joy to every interaction. – DailyOM

Honor Yourself

Consciously directing loving energy toward ourselves through meditation & enjoyable activities helps us feel lighter, happier, and more connected in our relationships. While most of us routinely express love and kindness to others, we often forget to honor ourselves with the same level of affection. Since love is a transformational energy, choosing to love & cherish ourselves can encourage good health, high spirits, and a willingness to connect more meaningfully with others in our lives. The more loved & happy we feel inside, the more we want to reach out to share our joy with others. The love you feel for others will be magnified if you also focus on loving yourself today. DailyOM