The longest-standing relationship we will ever have, the most intimate, the most defining, is the one we have with ourselves. The relationship we have with our hearts, the parts ignored, the parts embraced. The one we have with our souls, the bits we get lost in, the bits we lose altogether. The relationship we have with our bodies, swinging sometimes turbulently from love to hate. The relationship with our thinking minds, relentless and challenging, co-dependant.
If we invest into our relationships with ourselves more deeply, the fear of loneliness, of death, or solitude, is not as frightening. Every thought we believe is creating an imprint on our nervous systems, what if we heeded that, and slowed down enough to creating healthier thinking patterns, about ourselves, our bodies. What if we spent real, uninterrupted time, with our hearts and souls, deepening our relationship and understanding to them both. This is what a daily meditation practice will gift, but we can go much further than that.
Given WE are the deepest relationship we will have, why don’t we put the time and energy in?
Written with love,