“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
Allow others the freedom to make their own discoveries. Everyone has their own path. Unless they specifically ask for your direction or guidance, leave your friends and family alone as they embark upon the path of enlightenment (or not). It can sometimes be difficult to watch those you love as they struggle; however, forcing new information or perspectives too soon can cause the ego to engage and create additional blockages.
Let your life be the light that inspires others. The quiet grace of living with intention and kindness can be a powerful tool for expansion. When the student is ready, the teacher appears, the soul opens to new perception and transformation can occur in an instant. The friends we discover along the way play unique roles in our growth, and we in theirs. Honor these beautiful soul connections by learning from them, loving them and giving space when required.
The joy of awakening is unique for each of us. Be willing to act with integrity, do your best and accept what is. Worlds of discovery await.