Osho says, "Never ask, “Who is my real friend?” Ask, “Am I a real friend to somebody?” That is the right question."
Oh boy. This month the focus is on keeping it real. So, what exactly is a real friend? In looking at people in my life, I have ones that I consider friends because we interact, socialize, talk. I have "friends" on social media, some of which I interact with every day and although we've never physically met, we have developed a friendship. I also have friends I used to interact with but because of distance, I no longer see them. I talk to some of these friends occasionally, especially if they are on social media. Then, I have friends that I haven't seen in many years and often wonder what would happen if we were to get together as we still carry a bond of being close for years. Does real friendship ever end just because of time and distance? We are all connected through the Oneness, all part of the same Spirit; thus, this is a no-brainer.
As humans, we all have to deal with our egos and this is what causes rifts and conflicts with other humans. If the ego were not involved, we would see each other the way Spirit sees us. There would be no judgment -- too big, not pretty, too loud, too poor -- you get the idea. Ego causes us to judge and compare others to ourselves. Spirit says to us, "you are only looking at a reflection of yourself."
So in keeping it real then, what are you saying or thinking about your friends? Don't worry what they are saying or thinking about you because that's not important. It's important for you to get real with yourself and then you will see the beauty in others you interact with. Focus on your solar plexus chakra. If this is in balance, you will have a better sense of your self-worth. You will have more self-confidence. You won't be thinking "what do they think of me" but instead you will be showing others what you think of you. Hmmm, maybe an a-ha moment? I love you! Hugz~Love