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True Friendship…


Day 18

As long as the heavens and earth remain, there will be cold and heat, seed-time and harvest time, ‘friends’ coming and ‘friends’ going. Ahhh… Friendship!!! That highly underrated Institution which has the power to make or break the most powerful of Kings and the most miserable of Paupers.From Pre-historic civilizations to this Microwave generation of Instant messaging, world-at-your-fingertips existence, True Friendship has remained the utopia that only a handful have ever truly experienced.

Ask yourself, are u a good friend? Or do you have someone you can truly call a friend? Pondering on it? Hmmm, maybe i should re-phrase it and ask if you have a true friend. What defines True Friendship you might wonder? In the answer to that question lies the key to a lifetime of peace, laughter and true meaning. Many have sought this key; an abstract treasure of more value than even the riches of the lost Atlantis. Few have found it; and with the knowledge of what they hold in their possession, they guard it. As diligently as a drunk Mad-man holds onto his bottle, which he believes contains the wisdom of the gods, so the few who find the key to True friendship guard their discovery.

Why do they hold on so preciously to this knowledge you may ask?

Hmmmnnn… can it be because they are aware that even if they handed it over to you on a platter of indulgence, you wouldn’t accept it? But might instead, cast it away as something of no value?

Many others do not know the value of this friendship thing. You extend your arm repeatedly to them in an invitation to join you in the reality of your heaven; your heart goes out to them as you see them suffer without purpose, but they scorn you and your gesture of kindness and adopt a deeper level of complacency in their sorrows.

That is the reason why many seek but don’t find the key to True Friendship.But how can you blame them, when the unlocking of that door is at the very expense of their own lives. True Friendship comes with a very costly price tag. The currencies of this world are not accepted in the exclusive store where it is given.

It demands of you the very thing you have been taught to guard in all your life’s education and experience. Your natural instinct is to preserve your life and do everything within and outside your capacity to sustain yourself. True Friendship calls on you to present yourself on an altar of continuous sacrifice. You have been trained by life in the art of representing self-interest above and beyond any other. True Friendship calls on you to esteem the interests of a Friend above and beyond your own. True Friendship demands your very life of you; the very best of you to be given to another, at the expense of yourself.

It is in our negative experience of the concept, that we have collectively coined the term ‘True Friendship’. That in itself is a form of tautology, because Truth is the definition of what Friendship is.
So what sense does it make to emphasize ‘True’ Truth?

Friendship allows you the freedom to bare the truth of who you are in the presence of another, and not be ashamed. It gives you the platform to express the depths of your desires and not be disdained.

Friendship provides a mirror in which you see the frailness of your humanity; the inconvenience of your weaknesses, the ugliness of your flaws and the deceptiveness of your experience. And yet it is in Friendship that you find the courage to address all that the mirror has revealed to you. Friendship allows you to be weak when the world demands that you be strong.

Friendship gives you strength when the world weakens you with its permissiveness. It awakens the person your experience has brutalized into unconsciousness; and nurses the deep wounds your suffering has inflicted upon your consciousness. All human relationships bow before the sacred throne of Friendship; for the purpose of ALL human relationships, is to discover a Friend.

Be a friend today, it’s never too late.


@StraitTwistedMe

5:25pm
4th April 2012

Little Joy.


Day 17

Hmmm… time is 4:19pm, even if you have being hibernating all day, i’m sure you have done something to help yourself. It might be eating, sleeping or playing, or resting. Eating, ‘ll nourish your body, sleeping, playing and resting, ‘ll ease stress on your brain. Sitting down to watch football, is also a joy to oneself {unless if you are an arsenal fan, cos in this case, the BP would be rising}. Now you are nodding your head and getting the drift of this post.

Now, reflect backward… What have you done to help others today? It must not necessary be monetary assistance, because money is not everything {have plenty of it before you go about preaching that weird principle}. It could be something trivial that will bring a smile to somebody else’s face.

I read a tweet of recent, it read “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find it out“. How many of us can relate with that? Doing something good for someone who will never find out? And now curbing ourselves from boasting about it? Huh? Shaking your head?

But seriously, do you do every single act towards others with the aim of getting praise for it? Or is it just for sake of doing it or because you want to do the right thing? Huh? Helping out someone cos of the presence of another person. Real bad and we all are guilty one way or the other. I’m not a good guy nor i’m i claiming to be any thing, we all are trapped in it. afterall, i’m human just like everyone out there.

Little things that we count, often go a long way in helping others and, making us a better person. Picture this, you are walking on a path, and you saw pieces of glass shards along the path, would you move to the other side of the road and move on or will you find a way to clear it cos of another un-suspecting person. Search your mind and answer yourself.
Correcting someone, is also a part of it, but not correcting someone because you want to show superiority of knowledge or whatever. That’s plain bragging and the end result that the point of correction, is lost on the person being corrected. Rather, the slight is what the person will remember.

Nobody is an island, we all, are meant to compliment each other. That’s the way it’s meant to be to establish balance.

I’m just another writer, and i shall one day fade away like others before me.

At this point, i’m yet to suggest a tittle for this blogpost, and, i’m using this medium to wish chelsea good luck in their tonight’s match. Afterall, barca is not the only team in the world.

@StraitTwistedMe
4:48pm
24th April 2012

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