What exactly constitutes of an authentic friendship? There are many sides to this but among them the most superior factor is that of awareness – wakefulness. Friendships and relationships that foment in the light of enlightenment leads to a prosperity of the hearts of the persons involved. This is true of all human transactions as friendship is the common binding force. For instance a family members have to articulate friendship towards one another and married couples are friends first and couples second.
If truly relating through wakefulness individuals involved understand that playfulness sometimes works wonders in helping strengthen the relationships. Why do people play with the toddlers? Because kids provides the most natural way people should relate but unfortunately the society is ever-instrumental in helping us run from the Garden of Eden, and this is why when grown up people are always, psychologically, ever searching for the lost glories of the past childhood in the relationships they form.
Diamonds, if offered, could be of little measure if offered to a true friend of unending loyalty. A true friend is the one who has mastered the art of living not for himself alone, but for others, and such a concern stamps him above all, as a man among men.
Good and healthy friendship demands much practice of the art of patience for nature never acts in haste. To create the Olive, king of all trees, a hundred years is required. When one lacks the knowledge or the experience to form great friendships, they oftentimes stumble in ignorance and fall into pools of self-pity.
It is important to always commence the journey of friendships unencumbered with either the weight of unnecessary knowledge (prejudices and presumptions) or the handicap of meaningless experience (past disappointments). Nature always supplies us with knowledge and instinct far greater than any beast in the forest and the value of experience is just overrated in all societies, usually by men who don’t understand the existence of enlightenment or something more that is the essence common in all beings.
In truth, experience teaches thoroughly yet her course of instruction devours men’s years so that the value of her lessons diminishes with the time necessary to acquire her special wisdom. Furthermore, experience is comparable to fashion; an action that proved successful today will be unworkable impractical tomorrow.
Over and above all knowledge and experience exists a realm, Enlightenment, that which guides beings when they act in wakefulness and with purity of intention in love and friendships.