3 Ways to Be a Better Friend

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”
-Abraham Lincoln

Having sound friendships can mean having a better life. Here are three ways to improve friendships:

Center – When you are centered you are satisfied. When you are uncentered you are constantly trying to get satisfied. A centered person can be a good friend, unencumbered with preoccupation. Taoist wisdom invites you to shift your center of awareness from your mind to your belly/dan tien, where whole body knowing trades itself for the preoccupations of the mind. By learning your true center you can become more available to others, becoming a better friend.

Hold Space – Friends often need space to be themselves, and nothing more. Imagine yourself like a nucleus of an atom, able to be a centering influence on your friend while you listen and “hold space” for them while they talk, allowing them to feel contained by your love and friendship.

Grow – In Tibetan Bon, a form of Shamanism thought to be over 17,000 years old, friends are thought to be partners in spiritual growth. Be a person that wants to grow, who is interested in growth. The lessons you learn make you a better person and a better friend.

Noelani Rodriguez is a Psychic Reader, Speaker and Author. Her latest ebook is “How to Give Yourself Psychic Readings in 3 Days.”

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