“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle


Have I found harmony yet?  Not completely, but I am off to a flying start, inching closer by the moment.

One of the elements to life that astounds me is meeting people. Not meeting just anyone, nor meeting in a conventional sense, but a situation when you just know there’s something more significant about the meeting itself and that person who has entered your life.  It’s an encounter that makes the hairs stand up on your arms with deeper thought as it isn’t per chance that this has occurred; it feels like its origins are more pre-destined; therefore, there’s a spiritual aspect attached.

A wise owl taught me that life is made up of a great many components.  In order to attain harmony, all of the components are necessary in equal amounts to create balance and I think I’ve been missing one of them.

Spirituality is something, knowingly and unknowingly, that has always been present and I perhaps haven’t appreciated it as much as I should or its necessity in my life.  But, as always, there is the time and place for everything and looking at it philosophically; my life has played out just as it was meant to, inclusive of its absence or presence.

To me, spirituality doesn’t only refer to a religious connection it’s what nourishes your spirit and your soul.  Two very extraordinary people have been placed in my path over this last week and both of them have managed to nudge me in the direction of finding where that nourishment comes from.After an introduction through a mutual contact, a meeting was organized for a coffee and a chat with what I can only describe as a truly remarkable man.  What I initially anticipated would be an hour, possibly two, actually lasted nearer five and was only terminated because I remembered I had errands to run before the stores closed!  I listened to his life stories, I asked him questions, and as he shared his wisdom with me, I experienced a relaxation that I hadn’t felt in a long time.  It was as if I’d been holding my breath for years and then suddenly as we began to talk I was able to finally exhale. This was perfect timing because together with the feeling of coming in and out of my body due to being in my permanent haze of absence seizures, there wasn’t a better state of relaxation to be in.b07850fd16d81c31e89d069cdef0d771

My other blessing was to be found submerged in the world of creativity.  It’s not always that you’re fortunate enough find yourself in the right place at the right time to work with people who have the same creative wants and needs as your own.  I was fortunate enough to find this – and more.  Talking with somebody where the ideas and words can’t leave your mouth fast enough due to the flurry of excitement with which they’re tangled up in really makes the adrenaline flow.  Endless possibilities flash before your eyes and you realize that this is motivation at its purest because you see the same crazy fire of enthusiasm mirrored in their eyes as is in your own.  Perhaps one of the most treasured aspects was becoming aware of a connection which runs deeper than just our mutual love of making all things hand crafted.  My perspective on life compliments hers and I found myself saying, “Really, you do too?” a lot!  As I listened, I became aware that she has a wisdom way beyond her years, I saw that there is so much I can learn from her, and who knows, maybe that will be reciprocated.

Now with two new blooming friendships to enjoy, it’s heartening to think that they will provide me with the gift of fulfillment both personally and (who knows) further down the line with all the exchanging of ingenious ideas and discussions, professionally.  And it is with these thoughts and friendships that I hold on to, which play a part in allowing me to skip a few steps closer to the place I need to be in order to achieve finding the harmony I seek.

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

– Aristotle


One thought on ““What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle

  1. Beautiful! It reminds me of one of Khalil Gibran’s words: “Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit,”. Friendship always makes me think of a teamwork – be it spanning several lifetimes. So whatever you are working on, you are not working on it alone, but instead you have a team who can make the work easier 🙂

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