Friendship – The Art of Love
Article by Geetee
I was not taught how to become friends in my early life. It was something that happened to me: I like someone, we do things together and then that meant we were friends. Most of my life, I had one best friend and a few other friends at the same time. I never really thought about what friendship actually meant for me, nor was I clear about my expectations towards my friends.
When I arrived at the Humaniversity, I remember asking Veeresh about my friends who made fun of me wanting to be here and train. I felt hurt but I put up with the jokes in order to maintain the friendships. Veeresh blew my mind. He said: ”Maybe you have to change friends”.
He told me to look for friends that would support me in what was important for me. Now I have learned how to make friends. My secret is to love the other, to keep opening my heart to loving them and to pursue friendship, even when we have conflicts. I am committed with my full heart and I don’t want to give up on anyone.
Friendship means for me I love the other, because I want to give my love, not because the other is doing something for me. In return I expect my friends to love me back for being who I am. I feel overwhelmed by the amount of love that I receive today. There is no other way for me than the way of friendship. According to Osho, friendship is the highest form of love; and for me it is the most beautiful relationship that you can have with another.
Friendship is the goal of Humaniversity Therapy. Everything we do here, living together as a communal family, teaching people in our workshops, programs, and trainings is finally geared towards creating more and deeper friendships.
Thank you, Veeresh, for showing me the way to love and be loved.Geetee, Humaniversity Studio Manager