Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Relationship with yourself

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, my thoughts flow toward relationships. All relationships require time. Time to enjoy each other, time to cultivate a deeper bond, time to just be. This time is a necessary ingredient in all healthy relationships. In fact, taking the time to ponder who and what you are in relationship with is an interesting thing to contemplate.

We have a romantic relationship (or not). We have platonic relationships, business relationships, co-worker relationships, and acquaintance relationships. Then there is the relationship we have with animals and nature - including the garden. Actually, we have a relationship with everything including the device that is allowing you to read this blog in this moment. But what about the relationship we have with ourselves?

Take a bit of time to pause and look in the mirror. Place your attention on the relationship you have with yourself. Observe and contemplate your thoughts and listen to yourself and the things you say to yourself. Do you like the way you treat yourself? Are you loving yourself the way you want to be loved?

During this month of love, celebrate the love for you have for yourself. If you don't find it, then weed out whatever is in the way and take the time to cultivate self-love.

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