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Love the Sunflowers

Between August 1887 and January 1889 Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh produced eleven pictures of sunflowers. Four were completed in Paris and seven in Arles, located in the South of France.

The specific decorative purposes and iconographic connotations Van Gogh associated with these striking and oddly statuesque blooms remains a popular topic for scholarly debate. That being said, we do know that for him, sunflowers were emblematic of the French midi.

His dedication to the subject of sunflowers was partly derived from a desire to breath life into what he considered to be his lackluster Dutch palette. Painting flowers of any kind, he believed, allowed him to enliven and free his palette of dull monotonous grays.

Here the ailing flowers, gathered together in an earthenware jug, are built up with a thick and brilliant impasto to the point that their tough texture is not only visible but also palpable. This thickness of paint lends to the image a realistic quality that is ultimately countered by the shockingly bright yellow background that renders the image more decorative than representational.

It is in this way that Van Gogh’s depiction of sunflowers astutely puts on view the artist’s dueling fascinations with the reality of his subjects as well as his desire to create boldly decorative juxtapositions of colors.

Also of interest with respect to his sunflowers was the involvement of Paul Gauguin in their production and collection. This particular work was intended to decorate Gauguin’s bedroom.

Between October and December of 1888 Van Gogh and Gauguin worked together in Arles. While their friendship ended rather tragically, the two did indeed positively influence one and other’s oeuvre during the heyday of their stint as neighbors and painting-partners.

Gauguin in fact owned many of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers until he was forced to relinquish the paintings in order to finance his South Seas voyage. Gauguin did, however, continue to stand by the proclamation of their significance for contemporary art and in 1888 immortalized his friend in the act of painting sunflowers in a work now installed at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Emily Ally is a modern art historian and writer for Art Revived (, the leading provider of high quality reproduction oil paintings at an affordable price. Find more of her work on the Art Revived blog:

Love Poem Activities

So what can you write love poems on anyway? Well, we will discuss the different types of love in later sections but there are also some activities you can use to help you write love poems, even if they are just for practice.

Use your loved one’s name. Write the person’s name vertically on a piece of paper. Use each letter to create a line of a poem.


To love you
Is the greatest gift
More than gold or jewels
Or riches or fame,
Treasures or any worldly possessions
Holding you completes me
You are my darling everything

· 13 Ways Poem. Write a poem listing 13 ways or things that you love about the person.

· The Word Game. Pick one word at random, or have someone pick one for you. Then write a love poem by using this word. This will make you creative.

· Picture Poem. Get a picture from a post card, magazine, etc and then write a love poem based on the picture. A picture of the beach might remind you of being there with your loved one. Blue sky may inspire you to write about her eyes, etc.

· Use a picture from a magazine, a post card or a family photo album, etc to help inspire you to write a poem. If you have a picture of the person you are writing the love poem for, this might be very helpful.

· ABC Poem. Just like the name poem, you write the alphabet, or part of it vertically and then make a poem for your loved one from it.

· Descriptive poem. Write a poem that describes the special person; her hair, eyes, lips, skin, etc. This is a great way to give an image of the person and to practice imagery in your writing.

· Word list. Make a list of words, just random words and then sit down and write a poem based around these words.

Lisa Mason is a freelance writer with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles and the author of How to Earn a Living Writing for the Internet as well as two poetry anthologies and a how-to poetry book. She has written thousands of articles, hundreds of ebooks and thousands of website pages and related content.

Love Or Genotype?

Sickle-cell anemia is a genetic disorder that cut across all races and as of today, it ranks amongst the topmost challenges of modern medicine because there is yet no clear-cut remedy to it. It is a problem inherent within the blood system, the biochemical basis and features of which could not be expounded within the context of this write-up. Among the limited management methods available are blood transfusion and recently bone marrow transplant in addition to the use of drugs such as nicosan and anti-adhesives.

The fact that the victims of this genetic disorder suffer as a result of the ignorance or selfishness of their parents makes it quite pathetic. Anyone who has ever been a witness to the great anguish that a sickler goes through during a period of crisis will definitely not need the eloquence of a preacher before reconsidering taking genotype incompatibility as one of the numerous risks of life.

Until the recent times when the grave consequences attending the total negligence of genotype started taking a worrisome turn, true love, which is considered by all as rare and only God-given, would have been all that is required for a couple to walk down the aisle to exchange nuptial ties.. Today however, as the fear of bearing a sickler as a child becomes the beginning of wisdom, a million dollar question that all intending husbands and wives must answer in their decisions about whom to marry is: what takes preference: Love or Genotype? And it is not alarming that of late such a question has in many cases started to generate serious confrontations between the head and the heart.

Taking the fore among the plenitude of arguments in support of love is the fact that love in its trueness is rare and so is the search for Mr. or Mrs. Right, without any qualms, a no mean feat. As such, many people have opined that it would rather be too costly to forgo love, not even in the instance of genotype incompatibility. Coming at the heels of the afore is also the argument that risk-taking is an integral part of life, and life without one of such risks is simply bland. So if genotype incompatibility is another of life’s numerous risks, why not?

However, it is noteworthy that marriage between two carriers of the sickle cell trait (HbAS) could only be described as an irrational plunge into troubles. According to Mendelian’s principles of inheritance, such couple risk the tendency to produce one sickler in every of four children that they bear. But as the principles of Mendel are based only on probability, likelihood is there that in a most unfortunate situation, the couple could even have all their children born as sicklers, irrespective of how many!

I would conclude by saying that love is divine and true love is a blessing, but each man and woman going into wedlock must not entertain sentiment when the issue of genotype comes to the fore. It is desirable to marry the person that one really, truly loves but one must also consider what the future with such a person holds

The author is an avid researcher in all fields and has attained mastery in most of them. He writes to educate others.

Renew Your Love

You fell boring with your love and you are trying to last your love over and over again? It’s sometimes not easy and you have to find a middle ground long enough to build lasting love. Below are things you can do and you should avoid to make up cycles your love:



Build Trust –


This is one of the most important things you can do for your relationship. If you don’t have trust or can’t build trust, there is no point in trying to continue the relationship. Work on your trust issues, whether you are able to do it with just the two of you or you need to seek professional help with a counselor or marriage therapist. This will really help the two of you build trust which is the foundation for lasting love. This is extremely important in any relationship and without it, you will just continue to experience the breakup/makeup cycles that plague you now.


Laugh Often –

When you and your partner spend time together doing things that you both enjoy or find fun, and you laugh together often, those great bonds that hold you get stronger. This is the key to a lasting relationship and healthy love. You don’t have to spend all of your time together being serious. Be fun and have fun; enjoy life. Do the things that both of you really love to do and simply enjoy each other. This is a great way to work on the dynamics of your relationship and keep things happy and keep those bonds strong.


Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff –

There are so many things that you could get upset over, but the truth is that it’s just not worth it. Men say things that come out all wrong sometimes and women often convey bad or negative images when they are only trying to show that they care. This is a huge problem in relationships and without realizing that we just can’t help our genders, we will fail in our relationships. Think about something before you get upset about it and determine whether it’s really something worth getting upset about. If it’s not, just don’t!


Using these tips and tricks, you can get out of that breakup/makeup cycle so that you can build lasting love and a strong foundation!


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He Can Love You

Do you want your man to fall hard?  Do you want tips to secure him for good?  Are you ready to love him back?  What do you have to give?  Hint: Sex is not the answer to any of the above.

He can love you if you have something special that others don’t.

Men obviously love gorgeous women but they secretly love  a wonderful personality even more.  A sweet woman with a kind heart captures a man and it shows you have plenty inside of you.  Real inner beauty is very attractive and makes it easy so that he can love you.

Your man doesn’t not want to be with a snotty girl who enjoys gossip and poor attitudes towards people.  You think he wants to be in the restaurant talking and you interrupt to point out another patron’s chubby legs and her knock-off handbag?  Nope.

Happiness is hard not to notice on anyone and your man loves your smile.  Men love being with a happy woman who loves to laugh and your man definitely prefers you in a constantly good mood.  If you love to laugh and smile, he’ll love to be with you as you laugh and smile together.  No man wants to be with a miserable grouch.

Making him feel he is with a woman constantly PMS will drive him away in a hurry while the opposite will keep him close by.  Bratty girls lose their man and charming women keep them holding on.  You have to be a nice and he can love you right.

You may hear the three words but not likely if you don’t have your act together.  Your man won’t stick around if you aren’t working hard to pay your own way and be an independent woman.  A financially stable women is sexy and shows great responsibility for her own actions in her life.  If you rely on your man, parents, or others he can leave pretty quickly and be honest with yourself to know you don’t want a man with a mess of his life and career either. He can love you if you give him plenty to love.

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This article is contributed by Tina Jones from the Unforgettable Woman Publishing Team. She works together with founder Alexandra Fox and writes dating/relationship articles for women. You can find more about Unforgettable Woman Publishing by visiting their website.

Loving Yourself

The one person we all tend to overlook when we think of love is ourselves. Yet – whether we are in a relationship or looking for that special person, whoever he or she may be – the manner in which we regard ourselves will have a marked effect on how we relate to others.

I am not talking about an ego driven love for ourselves that makes us vain, conceited and blind to our failings but instead an acceptance that the person we are, warts and all, is a person capable of being loved by another and able to love in return.

You may have heard of the expression ‘as above, so below’, this expresses the theory that whatever happens on a small level is enacted on a greater universal level or vice versa. A practical example of this is the idea that where the planets are placed in the sky will signify not only our personalities, but will also indicate, through their movements and their changing interrelationships with each other, what opportunities and challenges we may face on a day to day basis. This is the prime spiritual law from which all others are drawn. Each law will have a positive effect and a negative effect. The law I wish to discuss in the context of this article is that covering the law of attraction and it’s polar opposite the law of repulsion.

We, as humans, communicate with each other verbally and non-verbally. It is easy to recognize peaceful words and gestures as opposed to aggressive ones and act accordingly. From this we form opinions of people, especially on first meeting them. However, we can be misled as it is relatively easy to use dishonest words or gestures. There is another subtle level on which we communicate and that is psychically. We radiate ‘signals’ indicating our spiritual energy to others which are acted upon unconsciously. It is impossible to send out misleading or deceptive psychic signals. What is within us will be transmitted outwards. When we connect with someone, we send out a thread of energy. The more we interact with them, more threads are produced, combining into a virtual cord. Some couples develop this link to such an extent that there is empathy or telepathy between them. This empathy will exist only when the link is based on higher level positive energies. The lower energies or negatives will preclude any understanding. The higher energy is love and its opposite is hate. If we assign chakra colours to the emotions then love will be a violet colour whereas hate will be red.  If through our love we can accept unconditionally our own or another’s failings then the cord’s colour can approach, and in some circumstances adopt, a white radiance, since white is the combination of all colours in the spectrum. Where there is total hatred and rejection then a black colour will be present since black is the absence of light.

Not only should we consider the purity of our psychic signal but also we should ensure it has strength. Think of it like this. A small household candle can emit a pleasant light which can dimly light its surroundings but as we move away from it its radiance diminishes until it is not visible. In contrast a lighthouse or beacon emits a more powerful light capable of being seen from miles away so ensuring safe passage for those utilising its presence.

So what can we do to send our signal out brightly and strongly? We can start by looking at ourselves honestly. If you wish, take a sheet of paper and divide it into two columns. List all you regard as positive about yourself in one column. For example words like kind, generous, approachable etc. Then in the other column list what you feel to be your failings. Remember to be brutally honest with yourself but what may surprise you is the fact that the good column will be longer than the bad. Now for a bit of editing, Look at each negative and see if it can be changed easily by adopting an alternative attitude. For example you might have written down ‘SHY’, could you join in some group activity or society to make you more confident? Draw a line through each changeable item. Do the same in both columns because sometimes we can try too hard to be kind, generous etc and this can draw manipulative people to us. Once you have finished editing the list look at the items left uncrossed, accept that this is the real you and start loving the real you. Yes, you may not be glamorous but this may be balanced by your intellect. Not everybody is looking for outward beauty they may find someone with an ability to mentally stimulate them very attractive. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder. By accepting that you are not perfect and by being willing to change those flaws that can be changed, you will brighten your signal colour and increase its strength. You will make yourself more psychically noticeable. Also be willing to forgive yourself for mistakes in the past for this will also clean up your signal.

Surround yourself with happiness. Don’t dwell on the past, you can’t change it how hard you try but you can change the future by how you act in the present. Don’t mope around listening to sad music. Find a happy song, a happy film or DVD. Read a funny book. The happier you are, the brighter and stronger the signal you radiate.

If you are trying to find love, send out an advert on your psychic radio station. Visualise what attributes you would like in a partner and broadcast your willingness to meet such a person. A word of warning, don’t be too precise in what you want from a potential partner. Be willing to accept that Mr or Miss Right doesn’t have to be perfect in every way. Just like you they are human with built in flaws.

Finally, remember the words of the George Benson song;

“Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.”

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Set Free by Love

Love is a powerful force. It is such a powerful energy that it even protects us from the wiles of the dark force we call Satan. Many of us have been taught to fear Satan and an illusive place we call Hell. Is there really such a place, or is it just a state of mind, or a figment of our imagination? In any case, many of us appear to be controlled by fear of being sent there. Many of us have been taught that if we don’t do as some of our religious leaders say, we put ourselves in danger of going to this place called Hell.

There appear to be powerful people in our world today who want to control the masses. Apparently they are an elite group who believe they are way “above” the common folk.

But how can they control the masses? Two possible choices appear to be by the sword, or through fear. It seems they have chosen fear. It seems the masses today are very much controlled by fear.

However, we can choose to be set free of this control by choosing to live with love as our focus instead of fear. We can rely on our heavenly Father for all things when we choose to live unconditional love, and thereby eliminate fear from our hearts and minds.

What a wonderful effect this choice has on our liives. Choosing to live in love energy and generating this energy to all our family and friends around us helps change the entire world. We no longer need to live in a fear based society. When we begin to totally rely on Creator and trust Him, we begin to realize there is really nothing to be afraid of. As Jesus taught, it is by loving Creator, ourselves, and others as ourselves, that we gain eternal life in the presence of our heavenly Father, and that is where Jesus will be also. Let’s go for it and release all fear. Love can set us free!

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The Love Predator

Every living thing predates, which simply means life eats to stay alive, both materially and, for humans, emotionally. Though some say all life feels.

We have learned only very recently in human history that we are the abusive predator, who predates not just for food, but also for everything in sight, making us the most greedy species. This trait is not entirely villainous. It comes from our favorite talent-making choices-a powerful opportunity we haven’t yet learned very well how to manage.

Our greatest awareness of excessive predation is our abuse of the environment and the resultant extinction of animal species. Many of us feel profoundly worried and ashamed as a result of this new comprehension. Some of us even feel terrified that we’ve already done irreparable damage-global warming-that may eventually extinct our species.

And yet, in spite of learning such hard lessons, curiously we are the least aware of our most heinous form of abuse as a predator-the misuse and abuse of each other. Way out in front, the most dominant event in human history, of all peoples and cultures, and the most prevalent form of our behavior toward each other has been the mass murder of as many people as possible at any given time and technology. In spite of our increasing awareness of such foibles, we continue to act in the arena of violence toward each other as if it is both necessary and inevitable, requiring massive armies, defensive strategies, hugely intimidating military technology and the deadly sting of secrets and secret opps. All of which is perpetually in danger, as it always has been, of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.

But all of this, no matter how horrendous, is only the tip of the iceberg of human abuse of the procuring act of predation-eating to survive. In dozens of more subtle ways we predate each other emotionally and financially. We have, for instance, made profit the most sought-after aspect of human exchange, by our unfortunate belief in ownership. This assumed to be virtuous necessity is the right of the first procurer to discover a new element or opportunity, to extract tolls from anyone thereafter needing to use it. By virtue of their first-use we’ve granted them title to what for eons included the ownership of other humans. The necessary aspects of ownership can easily be handled in other ways, like a lifetime lease.

To justify this I-can-do-with-it-what-I-want abuse we pretend the finder invented what humans can only discover. Nature has already done all the necessary inventing. All technology, good medicine and creative effort is simply an imitation, at times cleverly rearranged and represented, of nature’s ways, to the extent that we know them. In other words, we all plagiarize nature. It’s the only option available.

With all this on our conscience, there’s still one more aspect of our excessive predation, which might ultimately be our most damaging one. It’s by far the hardest form for us to acknowledge, that we predate each other within the context of love-which unwittingly includes our children. We do so, not knowingly, nor because we are bad people, but because we have no other way of getting what we all need all our lives-to be loved, supported, encouraged and admired as part of giving our lives support and significance.
Though we pretend otherwise, we have not yet effectively arranged for that to take place within society in general. Indeed individuality-what is special within love-is regarded generally with great mistrust as unloving selfishness, kept under wraps by the primal command, above all else, to serve others. When for individuals good comes in a great diversity of forms. And all chicanery hides behind various notions of the general welfare, with the usual assertion, “it’s for your own good”.

Family is still the only place that, at least to a significant extent, we’re treated in that right manner-as special. As we already know, human nature will never thrive-or learn-in any other environment. A hundred years of psychotherapy has taught us that much, at least with respect to children and animals. We have yet to fully realize that adult humans are no different.

But most important, we have still to acknowledge the simple, but painful truth that, in seeking what they need within the same social context, adults will always win a competition with their children, no matter how hard they try to avoid doing it. We didn’t used to care. But nowadays we all try; yet it can’t be done. Needs don’t wait for permission. They automatically demand, and children, equally automatically, step aside-in ways seen by no one at the time.

Many, if not most readers will cry out how wrong this assertion must be! Yet only one piece of evidence is necessary to verify its truthfulness. It’s something we’ve learned only within the last 100 years, that family produces as much harm as good. Family itself, in its traditional form as arbiter and policeman of culture’s habits and biases, is outmoded, in need of significant transformation-an unthinkable thought because it seems so disloyal to the font of our comfort. We hate to think about the big picture of what families have become: a mixed bag. Indeed, at times with genetic help, all psychic dysfunctional symptoms were learned, or genetic vulnerabilities exacerbated and made much worse, within families of origin. From one generation to another we pass along our prejudices and foibles as well as our virtues.

Human prosperity has enabled us to perceive our family origins as the mixed bag they really are, mostly by providing an alternative place of intimate resting and exchange-the workplace, now available, at least in better financial times, to most people. Without another experience-option, independent of our origins, we couldn’t have finally seen the shortcomings of that ancient font of security and wisdom-family, clan and culture, which is at the core of most religions, in the simplest words, ancestor worship. Thus, until very recently in human history, we’ve been unable to look askance at the hand the feeds us.

Perhaps it’s time to consider whether parenting needs to become more professional, in the sense of handling adult and child needs in different contexts. Children used to be reproduced in large numbers to add to the labor force of the family’s livelihood. When large families seriously dilute what one child receives. Siblings, who in big families act as additional caretakers, are very dysfunctional parents; they’re only kids, can’t very easily handle the enormous responsibility of another’s life, and have their own life and its needs to attend.

Nowadays we realize that, if done primarily and fully to the benefit of the child, it takes more than the one or two adults to do the job-particularly if adults are to have ample time to serve the continued evolution of their own lives, hopes and dreams. Over time we’ve added teachers, babysitters, live-in caretakers, etc., which help, but none of which adequately accomplish what the child, or the parents need-very special personal care that integrates all the pieces together. Children don’t do that very well unattended. We’ve added pieces to the child’s life, but children don’t learn in pieces. Only adults can do that.

So what is the primary problem with families, as they are currently structured? What aspect of family damages individual growth and development the most? The answer verifies the innocence to which we can all lay claim. There is no fundamental villainy here. The problem is that family requires adults and children to compete for their need-gratification at the same font. Though we are strongly encouraged to think otherwise, adults need just as much benefit from family as children do-yet they need, in some ways, very different things. What’s more adults need things they can’t get anywhere else, including the workplace, though it’s a useful alternative. Very good parents try and circumvent this inevitable competition by putting their needs aside, when truth is it can’t be done. Needs will find their way out of any carefully constructed love-fortress.

No villain created this problem. We simply haven’t evolved nearly as far as we think we have. We’re still trying to get-it-right the first time, when we don’t yet know what that really means. Though it’s very difficult, even terrifying for some, to look upon ourselves in such tentative, seemingly critical ways. Instead we usually think and operate as if we already know what it means to be human, institutionalizing one mistake after another-and then taking eons to escape our own carefully constructed bad habits-like tyranny.

As an example, that particular perfidy is usually viewed as an oppressive intrusion. When it is most likely that no one imposed it upon us. We cried out for it when first we occupied this planet in tribal, social sedentary ways, terrified of a life that seemed filled with happenstance and the unfathomable, what easily became chaotic and out of control. We demanded the presence of a human god who could mollify and influence the cruel heavenly Gods who dominated and tormented our lives by, for instance, bringing famine or flood. It’s taken us thousands of years to get over this bad habit of wanting Big People to take care of what frightens us-and we still haven’t finished. We continue to elevate some people to a position of superiority, like the rich and famous, and then envy and adore them, the remnants of tyranny, what we now call inequality.

To consider revising the ways family works, in order to make it a more effective provider of what we all need, is part of a bigger picture: to learn to see ourselves as an evolving species, instead of an already-arrived-in-wisdom one. It’s a more frightening, contradictory course to take. But it’s also a more powerful one, to perceive all things from as many perspectives as possible … and never stop doing it. That effort produces a form of balance that is more evolved than balance concepts available in Eastern Oriental philosophy, which resolve negative experience and emotion by learning to live entirely in the positive. When negative and positive elements always coexist simultaneously, the negative to educate us, and the positive to give us rest, reassurance and encouragement.

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Soul Mate Loving

Soul mate loving is about finding as many ways as possible to infuse your body, mind, heart and spirit with love and joy, and then sharing that love and joy intimately with another. We all seek love because love brings happiness. And happiness is a fundamental purpose of living. We yearn for love – to give love and to be loved. But are we daring enough to actually receive love? To be open enough to receive the gift of love, and to believe we are worthy of receiving love, can be quite a challenge for many people.

To exchange unconditional love with another, in particular a spouse or life partner, calls for a level of self acceptance, openness and trust that, frankly, most are not willing to allow. The term soul-mate signifies and indeed demands communication and union of two people. To connect with a soul mate demands complete trust and self exposure at many levels – physically, yes, but more significantly, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

This level of self revelation can only flow from a conscious decision to allow and sustain it; it is a level of expansive love consciousness that connects us to higher ways of being, thinking and loving. It is a scary place to be for most of us. And yet it is the price we must pay and the challenge we must take on unreservedly, if we hope to share that depth of unconditional love we deeply desire with our soul mate. In committing to such holistic loving, we surrender, not our power, but our inhibitions, fears and barriers, and we open our arms to pure joy.

At a core level of our being we are one with each other and with all humanity. We instinctively know this. At a soul level our differences melt away. Our nature is light and love. Yet we spend our life trying to create ourselves as separate and individual, all the while yearning for a return to that level of love that transcends these earthly divisions. 

If you are still waiting for your soul mate, for this other person with whom you can be yourself in every dynamic and constantly expanding way, may I pose a question? Have you asked for your soul mate to come to you? And having asked, do you trust and expect it will happen for you? Are you ready for this depth of love and self-sharing?

If the answer is no, then keep expanding your ability to be open and accelerate your attraction frequency out to the world. This is easy to do. Intend you are sending love and you will become a beacon for your soul mate. Do so from a point of power and joy, not in desperation or from lack.

If you are already sending out this love vibration to your soul mate, consciously and with confident joy, then go create some space in your life, and clear one end of your closet, because your soul mate will be moving in shortly!

Believe that you deserve the soul mate of your deepest desires, and that he or she is searching for you just as urgently as you are. This is how magic happens. The kind of love magic you read in story books. But real life is always stranger than fiction. And your love story is already written, except for the final chapter.

You simply have to ask, then trust and accept the perfect outcome. That’s it. Focus on the joy of the love you are, and your attraction ability will be like a fisherman hauling in his most perfect catch.

The days of slow manifestation are drawing to an end. Now is the time for living your dream of happiness on earth, and if living with your soul mate is part of your dream, your days of waiting are over. Just allow yourself to accept the gift. As mystic and poet, Rumi says: Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along.

Marie C. Barrett is an author, teacher and holistic spiritual life coach. Discover more life and relationship strategies at and see Marie’s blog at

True Friendship and Love

At some point of life everyone needs a true friend who they can trust and confide in. Having the company of good friends in your life is very important. However, making your friendship a long lasting relationship, it is important that you put in efforts from your side to make your friendship work. When you wish to make true friends it is important that you look out for good people who are trustworthy and deserve to be called as friends.

When you are looking for trustworthy people for friendship, it is important that you also keep the trust that your friend seeks in you. When looking for true friends you should look for ones who have common interest as you. This will not only help you bond with each other but also give you time to enjoy each other’s company. You should always look for friends you can add zeal to your life and encourage you in every step rather than making it miserable for you.

There are times when friendships might be, imposed on you by parents, siblings or spouses. If these imposed friends do not meet your taste then it is important that you look for people outside your circle where you can find true friendship. A true friend is someone who would respect you for who you are and value the bond that you share.

You should always have a positive attitude towards your friends and make sure that you live up to your commitments in friendship. If you are looking for true friendship then it is important that you have a positive attitude towards your friends and have the same encouraging behavior with them as they have with you.

“Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

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