friend

Sitting on the floor of my first official meditation course, the professor said, “A true friend is someone you waste enough time with. And meditation offers the space to spend time with yourself. Meditation is the space to befriend yourself.

I don’t think those words will ever stop ringing through my head.

“A true friend is someone you waste enough time with. And meditation offers the space to spend time with yourself. Meditation is the space to befriend yourself.

I have spent the years in-between those words and today trying to do just that, be a true friend to myself. The more time I spend with myself, through all of the emotions, all of the changes, the more I become deeply connect to who I am, the core of my being, and what I have to offer the world. The more time I spend with myself, the more I learn how to best support and build myself up so that I can share all that is me, for others to see.

Life is full of experiences. Happy. Sad. Exciting. Enduring. None of which we are prepared for. But all of which we are ready for. Whether we know it, or like it, or not.

We cannot control what life throws at us.  We cannot control what we feel. But we can control how we react. We can control how we feel. Flow through all of life’s experiences and emotions equally. Be with the happiness. Be with the sadness. Feel it all. Be your friend through it all. 

Despite the constant changes, my self-care practices continually teach me how to love and support myself through it all, just as I would with any friend. Give yourself the gift of you today. Take the time to know and love every last inch.

 

 

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