||If higher consciousness is particularly important to you, start as soon as
you can to be a good friend. One day your goodness and your quality of friendliness will
attract an enlightened companion into your
life. Your relationship with this special companion will become the most profound
relationship in your life. Or, it is possible that your first enlightened companion will
reveal to you that he is not the enlightening one in your life but a senior brother or
sister who has come to further prepare you, guiding you toward your ultimate companion.
order to sustain your vitally important relationship and realize higher consciousness, you
will need to be an especially true friend to this companion. You will need to be caring
and concerned about his or her happiness. As a friend, you will want to share his or her
concerns and labors. Naturally, you will want to make his, her, life more pleasant. You
will have to know life and yourself well enough to become trustworthy, capable of keeping
your agreements. To be a friend, your word must be true. A true friend, you will hold good
will in your heart even when you misunderstand or distrust your gracious companion. You
will refuse to indulge bad moods brought on by your inadequacies. It is not easy to be a
Consider, however, that the state of...