Become your own BEST FRIEND
Ok this sounds kind of crazy but the relationship with yourself is your most important relationship. When you become your own best friend you have lost your worst critic.
Best friends are able to predict each other’s moods because they know each other so well. As your own best friend, you can do the same. The more you invest in getting to know yourself, the better you will be able to deal with anything that life throws your way. The best way to connect with your inner self is through meditation. Commit to a daily meditation practice.
In order to be our own best friend, we need to learn to love ourselves unconditionally. When your friends talk about you behind your back it is generally a lack of courage as opposed to being a false friend. If this happens to you, you need to show compassion and forgiveness ie give forth and move on from the incident to get the relationship back on track. This also applies to you. Self forgiveness is vital in order to maintain the best relationship you can have with your dualisitic self.
Feel great about yourself
You may feel that this is being full of yourself, like the Loreal advert “Because I am worth it”, myfriend always pointed this advert out as the utlimate in selfishness. But being full of yourself is not necessarily a bad thing. You can use it to feel so full and overflowing with wellness that you just want to share this energy in service of others or you can use it to inflate your ego and boast. This week I had the feeling of feeling so good about myself, loving myself that I just felt overflowing with love and energy which I was able to use in my meditations to heal family members and just be a kinder person. Having the energy to be of service to others is the healthiest investment you can make. Not only on a emotional level but also on a physical level as it boosts our immune system.
Be honest with yourself
The older you get, the easier it is to get set in your ways. Being your own best friend means staying honest with yourself. Don’t be the kind of friend who sugarcoats the truth. Use your quiet time or meditation to enquire about what happened during the day, where you reacted or when you caught yourself during or prior to reacting. Journaling is a great way to keep up the process of self-enquiry.
Welcome yourself and your best friend, acknowledge this relationship and turn all other relationships into ones of service.
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This week’s classes:
Mon 28 Mar 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 29 Mar 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 30 Mar 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 30 Mar 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 30 Mar 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Fri 1 April 6.30-7.30pm Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space
Sat 2 April 5-7.30pm Sadhana @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5 (FREE)