Welcome to this edition of the Weekly Circle—where we start the week with a few ideas that make us think.
This week, we’re thinking about Friendship. Paul Davis writes:
Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.
Good friendships are hard to find, especially as we get older. Perhaps even harder is knowing when you have one right in front of you. I’ve been privileged to find a group of people in my life that celebrate each other, pick each other up when we're down and—perhaps most importantly—call each other out when something doesn’t seem right. That's how I know I have something special.
Having the right group around you changes how you perceive your ups, downs, and everything in between.
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What makes a good friend to you? Is there someone that you’re specifically grateful for in this moment?
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Without further ado, some talk about friends!:
- We collect friends like stamps—often forgetting to distinguish quality from quantity. How does so much connection keep us so lonely?
- "If we're willing to exercise, or eat healthily, shouldn't we also commit to maintaining relationships that keep us well?"
- Sometimes, our friends know what’s better for us than we ourselves do. That may be one of the surest signs that they’re good ones.
- Friendship isn’t just a human thing.
Before we wrap up for this week, send a friend a message. Let them know you’re thinking of them. Maybe send them your favorite animal video or something this Weekly Circle made you reflect on :)
P.S. Thank you for joining us in The Weekly Circle. Last week, we reflected on Change, and we got a few responses from you about something you’ve changed about yourself.
Here’s one that especially inspired us.
I've changed the way I approach things I want.
I used to approach situations I deeply wanted with defeat, looking at the many reasons why it wouldn't work out. The moment I became aware of this is the moment I changed it.
I started to picture myself achieving whatever it was I wanted. Visualizing myself already having achieved X, allowed me to feel worthy of it. This helped me begin to attract what I was looking for.
Now, I try to catch my thinking and become aware of the deeper belief systems guiding my unconscious thought patterns. I try to cut out the internal drama, and just rise to it metaphysically. Then the only matter is simply putting in the effort to make it happen.
My spirit is already there. I just have to catch up in the material world.
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