High(er) Society

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”  Oprah Winfrey

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships.

How does my circle of friends reflect my own values? Are my relationships feeding my soul? Is my social life lifting me higher?

I recognize a yearning and I want to be aware of whether it can be satisfied from without or within.  And so I have shuffled through a list of wants and needs.

In a friend…

  • I don’t need constant attention but I want to be seen.
  • I don’t need hours of intense philosophical discussion but I want to have meaningful conversations.
  • I don’t need my friends to agree with me but a sense of shared values creates a solid foundation.
  • I would love to have spontaneous friends but realize I must then develop my own ability to be spontaneous.
  • I don’t need to hear religious or spiritual beliefs, but I want to see and feel that the lives of my friends are on a path toward truth and compassion.

What I call a higher power, another may call God, Allah or Nirvana.

What I call spirituality another may call higher conciousness.

Perhaps the answer is simply to remain open to my life’s purpose and meet other students along the way.



Filed under Living our best life, The energy we put into the world comes back to us

2 responses to “High(er) Society

  1. I’ve been going through a similar reflection in my own life! Relationships are so important – they’re living, breathing parts of our own selves. Thank you for sharing your thoughts – it’s good to know that I’m not alone in my contemplation. 🙂

    ~Bran at Bramblethorn

    • Life Student

      You’re so right about how important this search is. At this partiular time I seem to be flopping about more than I have in a bit. I think it is because I am examining what feeds my soul.

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