By Tara Sutphen
Re-soulution time, it’s not only meeting another year with desires to aspire and solutions to attain, your soul had plans before you were born and it’s time to reactivate. How to do this: Breathing deeply for a few moments and taking the time to remember the people we love, reconnecting to our dream job, enhancing and learning more about our skills, eating well for nourishment, and beautify our inner and outer radiance. The soul goals are a roadmap on how to get back on track.
We know there will be wobbly periods when we have loved ones step away from us. People are ever evolving and we don’t always stay together. But there is something taught if we’re willing to listen on a deeper level. Many times we’ll be aligned with people who teach us who we don’t want to be. If only everyone was polite. Manners applied, all humans could convey information or wisdom properly, we are all on earth together for only a little while. Being mindful, creating strength, sometimes helping others along. Assisting others sometimes allows us to stay above the fury and the frey.
The steps. your innovation meets your communication skills meets your physical reality, allows for us to stay connected to what we say and what we do. Earth gives us many choices along with our opportunities and the not wanted “tests” or “clearings”. Sometimes it’s hard to have a positive perspective, but with practice: we become.
New Years Resolutions
—What is important. We have an internal barometer on what and who to value. It is an individual ideal. We know there are triumphs and misgivings, and the momentum is to ultimately lead us into a more satisfying lifestyle. The future is ever before us and the present lends itself for modeling and reworking ourselves. Every new year is an opportunity to become stronger in body and mind.
Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great. ~Tom Morris
By Tara Sutphen
Friendships can be a meeting of souls, where we are mysteriously drawn together and the connection is cosmic. Many of us don’t get a lot of time with people we enjoy, but it only means we are on individual earth journeys. Camaraderie is constructive in building our character. The building blocks of life, whether it be your siblings, family or friends, the more you value others, they in turn will appreciate you.
Sometimes no matter how we try, we’re not acknowledged by another. These are shamanic signs to discern unconditional love from conditional expectations. Not everyone can stay near to each other. We can learn from others and move on about our daily schedules. We all want the worthwhile friendships, easy connections and a contentment we didn’t know existed.
Attaching emotionally or intellectually is usually more than being mere acquaintances. Sometimes you’re interested in the same hobbies or just open to life experiences. The path of friendship, we don’t always know where we are going, there can be duality and decisions regarding people. What makes a right or wrong decision. Do we take a chance for others to enrich our lives. There is a big difference of possession and helpfulness, it’s better to openly share so that life becomes rich and unsorted. It can be quality vs quantity. We are too brighten each others day, we are to guide our friends in life. If you are a true friend, you never put that person in jeopardy. In the real world, safety is key.
And then there are the ones who would do anything to save you, even from your self. But what do you do to protect your relatives and allies. How do you keep them non-toxic and out of harms way. This can be physical recklessness to disregard, to wounding words to selfish behavior. We can easily misunderstand, just as others can easily misinterpret us. Where did a bond unravel, we do hear stories of close friends ending badly. Why wouldn’t your consistency hold another in place. Were they never a friend, or was it you. Do you hold a reliable pattern. What constitutes worthy friendship. How do we go the extra mile. Whether it is an emotional or intellectual bond. Whether we meant to include others or not. Maybe we can come to understand the basics of companionship. After all, many people just light up your life for no reason at all, and shouldn’t it stay that way.
Do you see yourself as a good friend?
What do you believe are your strengths and weakness’ in friendship?
Recognition of Friendship:
How to Make Friends –
- Be a Good Listener
- Be Friendly
- Staying a friend through bad events and good times
- Being vulnerable
- Offering advice
- Taking advice
- Problem Solving
- Deep Conversations
- Easy and light observations
- Constructive Criticism
- Building self-esteem
—-To Have Friends you must be a Friend, nothing is ever perfect but friends should be a calming voice in any storm, a hand to hold when scared or ill, laughter a-wild, and a beacon of hopefulness. The earth revolves around humans and it’s fitting to put our best foot forward. Sometimes we’re led to learn things so we meet our future and the appropriate people for our personal community.
——-“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” -William Shakespeare