We spent a very pleasant couple of hours in the company of some of our veggie / vegan friends today.
So nice to be around like minded people, all individuals, but connected by their beliefs.
Determined people of conviction, who stand alone, who pursue their chosen path.
Not only are such people good and trustworthy friends themselves, but will also make genuine friends of others.
The bamboo groves of the autumn are gorgeous. Each bamboo tree stands independently, growing straight and tall towards the sky. Yet in the ground, way out of sight, their roots are interwoven and interconnected.
In the same way, true friendship is not a relationship based upon dependence, but one of individual independence. It is the enduring bond that connects self-reliant individuals, comrades who share the same commitment, on a spiritual plane.