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Leo and I just hung on to each other for dear life. We had cigarettes hidden in the pockets of our costumes and the two of us literally were having conversations like ‘What would happen if we died?’ and I’d say things like ‘Leo, I love you, I really do love you so much. You are a very important person to me and I’d have your babies. I would, I’d have your babies, really, it’s fine.

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NCR: Soul Pancake > Take a Seat & Make a New Friend

How good are you at making new friends? This video is so lovely, as it addresses how as children we find it rather easy to connect. Why does this change as we grow into adulthood? At the end of last year, I let go of some friendships and some people who I thought were friends, let go of me. Now I’m not going to say this wasn’t confusing, difficult, uncomfortable or sad. It was all of those things. It was also, what I was looking for. I have been working towards, asking for, seeking, manifesting space - for change. Each person I let go of I have deep care and respect for and some really fun and crazy and amazing shared experiences with. This is true even for the people who let go of me.  Here’s the thing… when we REALLY want something and have the courage to ask for it, seek it, magnetize it… we can never be certain how it shows up. Sometimes a sand storm hits you hard and irritates you and leaves you blind. But eventually, the dust settles and things fall into place and life seems more - clear. 

This weekend, mere weeks after I embraced and implemented ‘endings’ or the act of gracefully letting go… I had the opportunity to make new friendships. Friendships with no agenda. Okay - that’s not true - it did / does have one agenda: change the world for the better. 

I’ve come to realize some of my friends were grandfathered in via other people who are actually friends. There is nothing wrong with this if it works for you. I found out it didn’t work for me. What happens when we let go with love and respect to make space for the people who work in our lives and uphold us and support us (with action vs. with a lot of talk)? I think what happens is courage. We build courage and courage builds character. Courage is difficult. Because it involves rejection and upholding yourself.  As children we are never judged for consistently updating. Speaking to my nieces’ & nephews’ in the past they would take me through their school photos and point out “this is my best friend in grade one and this was my best friend in grade two” and not always were they the same person. It was a new person in a new class - yet as adults we are mostly judged on our ability to hold on to relationships that span a long period of time (which is an honourable and amazing relationship - one I enjoy with many people). But some people outgrow us and we them and our refusal to accept change keeps us in relationships that don’t nurture or support us. What would happen if each of us made a new friend this week. Had an honest experience with a new person and gained some insight, feedback, wisdom, laughter from a total stranger?

I’ll post a photo of some of my new friends in a future post. You’ll see them on New Culture Revolution and I’ll share them with you because they are all amazing human beings trying to make the world a better place. That is inspiring and something I believe needs to be shared. 

Happy Monday. I wish for you a day that is as beautiful as you are. ~ Sima

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