A Friend is someone YOU can help
Like many things in our world, our idea of friendship is backward. There’s a saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” It means that if someone is in need, in a bad place, and you help them, you can exploit them.
“It is not that a friend in need means a friend who is in need. For you, his need is you. No. You say, “A friend in need
” means a friend who comes to help you when you are in need. So friendship is a state which you can exploit? No. Friendship is a state to which you can offer yourself. That is the first fundamental of a relationship. Friendship is a state to which you… can offer yourself” —Yogi Bhajan
Nature is always in a creative flow. That’s also our nature, creative and abundant. In many lectures Yogi Bhajan said, “Be a giver like God.” If you look at your friends as those you can give to and help, you’ll be in line with nature, acting in the flow of the creator itself. You’ll be God-like.
Friendship based on giving. Helping someone creates a flow. What returns to you is gratitude, and that in turn creates expansion. Expansion is what we’re all looking for.