Its demonstrations must be conscious

October 4th 2016
Special attention should be given to handshakes, kisses or any other expression of affection when meeting another person. Otherwise, it is not only pointless but even harmful, as this form of unawareness in human relationships has negative effects on the psyche of all those involved. If you give outward signs of friendship and tenderness to someone without engaging your mind and soul, something is lost to you as the giver as well as to the receiver. This something of course cannot be measured, but what is essential to our joy and our fulfilment can never be truly measured. This is why a special glance, a second of silence, a smile in which the soul is expressed can give much more than any more concrete expression or any gift.