Camaraderie

Linda, contributing writer for transients.info, Administrator and Global Moderator of transients' Roundtable community forum, talks about how groups of friends can bring much needed support.

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An old photograph slipped from the pages of a book earlier today. As I bent down to pick it up, something struck me about the picture. It was a group of people sitting on the beach that was taken about 40 years ago. We all have pictures like this. As photographs go, it was unremarkable – poor lighting and composition. Yet, something called out to me, and I have gone back to that picture throughout the day. It is not about the people individually but the group. There is something in the eyes that conveys a kind of unity at that time.

Finally, it came to me; it was the spirit of camaraderie. By physical appearance, we were quite different, but as everyone turned to the photographer, our eyes conveyed an ease of rapport and trust. I do not know where most of these people are today, but I can sense that familiar feeling in my heart.

Our times have changed dramatically with the access afforded by the internet. Today, my best friends are people who live far away, many of whom I have never encountered in the physical sense. Yet, I feel I know many of you, and we are kindred spirits.

These days, my life is a series of questions about how I am feeling or what something means to me. Why did this picture pop up now? This day has been one of those “don’t wanna” kind of times. I am not depressed, sick, or overwhelmed. I simply do not want to participate in this 3D world. As I attempted to read articles from other sites, all I heard in my mind was “blah, blah, blah”. Who is in and who is out, the latest scandal, incoming energies, etc. hold no interest for me. I am content to just be, holding my friends near and far in my heart.

So, if you are having a day when the outside world seems too crazy or miles away, slip back to the feeling of a group of friends together. These are the times when our harmony of being and purpose will support us. It all comes down to camaraderie.

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Laron
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[QUOTE="Linda, post: 12734, member: 4"] These days, my life is a series of questions about how I am feeling or what something means to me. Why did this picture pop up now? This day has been one of those “don’t wanna” kind of times. I am not depressed, sick, or overwhelmed. I simply do not want to participate in this 3D world. As I attempted to read articles from other sites, all I heard in my mind was “blah, blah, blah”. Who is in and who is out, the latest scandal, incoming energies, etc. hold no interest for me. I… Read more »

June
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[QUOTE="Linda, post: 12734, member: 4"]Linda submitted a new transients.info article. Camaraderie An old photograph slipped from the pages of a book earlier today. As I bent down to pick it up, something struck me about the picture. It was a group of people sitting on the beach that was taken about 40 years ago. We all have pictures like this. As photographs go, it was unremarkable – poor lighting and composition. Yet, something called out to me, and I have gone back to that picture throughout the day. It is not about the people individually but the group. There is… Read more »

Bill
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A wonderful article Linda! And timely. Like both you and Laron, I "don't wanna." Since mid-November I've been in a more withdrawn mode with less interest in social communication. Just happy to stay home and enjoy peace and solitude. Having to leave the house is increasingly difficult. And day-to-day interactions at work are challenging…I just don't want it right now. I find it interesting that it is not just me that is having this experience. Taking more time to focus on ourselves. Somehow it feels a bit like "rest up while you can, you'll be called forward soon."

Sinera
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[QUOTE="Bill, post: 12744, member: 5"]Since mid-November I've been in a more withdrawn mode with less interest in social communication. Just happy to stay home and enjoy peace and solitude. Having to leave the house is increasingly difficult. And day-to-day interactions at work are challenging…[/QUOTE] I felt like this almost my entire life. Currently I am being forced by circumstances to take on a job full-time in a big city. It's draining me but I needed the money. At the moment I hate life more than I love it. Camaradarie is a good thing and meeting friends is certainly needed. But… Read more »

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Something similar has been happening to me for a while. I used to live in a large city many years ago and was given as gift many friends in physical. What made many of these connections so special was not just to connect to them as individuals but that we formed many groups. Each group had its own energy. When I came back to my city of origin, I lost contact with them but sometimes I still think about them, and all those good moments. It was very hard for me to start a life in which contact with friends… Read more »