Metta doesn’t mean Loving Kindness. It doesn’t mean Love and it certainly doesn’t mean Kindness, though both are part of it. Metta literally means “Friendship”.
I have come to a point in life where I see Friendship as the only viable relationship I can have with Everyone. All other relationships are but facades.
I can have friendship with Everyone. This is beneficial for everyone.
This also releases me from a limited view and opens me up to an enrichment I didn’t know was possible before.
All Immediate Relations as Friendship
The Immediate relations include:
My Family: My Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Cousins, nieces, nephews, Uncles, Aunts, Grandmothers, Grandfathers and all sorts of blood Relations
My Friends: My Five Dear Friends, My Friends during school, college, Friends during My stay at Mumbai and Sangli
My well-wishers from all walks of life; Personal Life, Social Life, Professional Life
Work Life as Friendly Collaboration
I am working with friends in collaboration.
The Goal of the Work is to Grow Together.
As I spend most of the day in Work, Friendships during Work are more intense, involving and productive.
My Love Life As Friendship
The way I look at Love is totally different and it will take tremendous time to translate it to anyone so that it can be understood.
Friendship can be that translation process. It is naturally going to be long and it will need tremendous patience on that person’s part.
I do not need an individual who can bring immediate Happiness. I need someone who is mature, rooted in reality, and has tremendous patience to carry my friendship.
I am no longer seeking the Love of My Life. I need a Friend in my Life Journey.
I am trying to find that Friend. I will cultivate this friendship. I will cultivate all friendships equally and in like manner.
By Succeeding in all friendships, I will ensure that I succeed in this ONE. And By succeeding in this ONE, I will ensure that I will succeed in all friendships.
Friendship: The Test of My Life
Friendship is the test of my Life.
How I cultivate this ONE relationship is the metrics on which the success or failure of My Life can be safely measured.
Let the Sun be joyful tomorrow.
I am going to start with Friendship. May I be assisted.