Monday, August 17, 2015

Expanding Support

I am surrounded by friends who love me.

Everyone I know is surrounded by friends who love them.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, is surrounded by friends who love them.


Taking new steps can be uncomfortable.

It is helpful to know that the well wishes of our good friends are always with us.

We can explore new situations with curiosity and delight and anticipate the wonderful things we will be learning and experiencing, because we have already had good experiences in other times and places.

We can expand on that, knowing that friendship occurs across time and space.

We are always in touch with the people we love and trust, every time we think about them.

They feel it and we feel their kind and supportive attention as well.

These are some of the permanent structures we build into our lives.

Doing things we love and expanding our activities in directions that are interesting and important to us builds a different kind of structure than following the rote mentality of holding down a job we are not interested in.

It is the technique of building a castle in the air, and then building a stairway to it.

The love of friends helps us trust ourselves as we explore new stair-building techniques.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

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