Friendship is sacred…
In Yoruba culture, friendship is considered to be even more sacred than the relationship between spouses, says scholar Wande Abimbola.
I talk about the importance of friendship in my book, Meditations Across The King’s River.
Did you know there’s a connection between your health and friendship, and that people who don’t have close friends are at risk for premature death?
It’s a shocking concept, but there’s a ton of science to back this statement up. Having good friends can save your life.
I’m blessed to have friends I can count on and I hope you are too!
My friend Ade has always been there for me and my family. I talk about him a lot in Meditations Across The King’s River.
Ade’s full name is Adekunle Elutilo; I’ve included a picture of him and my youngest son, Diallo, that was taken many years ago.
Ade took me into his culture, Yoruba culture, with open arms, and I can count on his friendship with the same confidence that I can count on the sun rising in the morning.
He’s very protective of me…
I can never repay Ade for all the blessings he’s brought into my life and all the insights he’s shared about Yoruba culture.
Ade helped me get initiated into the Ifa spiritual tradition in Nigeria, and he introduced me to powerful elders who have helped my family spiritually in many life and death situations.
About two weeks ago, when I was thanking Ade for all his help over the years, he said, “trees don’t stand alone,” James. “Trees stand together and when the wind blows, the trees absorb the wind together.”
Storms will come and the wind will blow, my friend — that’s life. When the wind blows, I hope you and your friend will band together like trees do to form a forest.
I hope to be one of the trees you can count on in 2019…
Please feel free to write me and I will respond as soon as I can.
Author Meditations Across The King’s River