Your Relationship With Yourself
by Sylvia Browne
I'd like to talk about something that we don't really talk about very often: our relationship with ourselves.
Let me ask you a question: are you a friend to yourself? Do you love or like yourself? If you hesitate to answer for the second question, you are not alone. We are taught not to love ourselves because it is supposedly selfish to love yourself. But it is not so, we need to love ourselves in order to reach our true spiritual growth. Getting comfortable with your own company and feeling joy in this is an important thing to have in your lifetime!
Some people feel so uncomfortable about themselves that they won't let themselves be alone for even a moment. Do you know people like that? They run from activity to activity and always have people coming and going. Their phone is constantly ringing and everything just seems to happen in a total whirlwind. Please don't misunderstand: there is nothing wrong with being busy. I like busy, and I am a busy person by nature and know plenty of good folks that are busy. But running so fast that you don't get to know yourself is very troublesome.
Confronting your fear about exploring who you are is critical. Many of these folks are simply stuck in harmful patterns that they keep repeating that keep them unhappy. Changing the harmful patterns can change their life.
Take the time to get to know yourself and to treasure the unique, beautiful person that you are!
Sylvia Browne is without question, "America's #1 Psychic," an internationally known psychic and medium.
By debbie, Monday, December 29, 2008 12:05:13 PM
I have always had such a hard time in my life.Sometimes I feel like one of those dolls that keeps running into a wall. But i am working on that.
I realize how precious life is,and you never know how long you will be around. And reading your books
has made me realize how important I am and how I need to learn to love myself. I have opened my eyes
and now I see where I made my mistakes. It has even surprised my husband that I stand up for me.
And if he doesn't like it "oh well". The door swings both ways.
I love you and appreciate you so much. You have
truly been a blessing in my life and I thank you
God Bless you---Debbie
By Sharon, Sunday, November 16, 2008 05:50:29 PM
Blessed Sylvia, thank you again, for your consumate wisdom. I have been reading some material that also suggests "to love yourself first". I have read in many of your books your wise advice to do this, and so, I have taken this advice, and I am learning to really love myself, more than I have in many years past. I am beginning to feel a huge weight lift from my spirit because I am practicing this tenet. To love thyself, the Lord God tells us this, so with all this wonderful advice from trusted "friends" why would we not practice this accordingly and give ourselves a break so that we may help others around us who need love and understanding too. Perhaps we can pay it forward to help them by giving them the save advice you have given us. Thank You, again, Sylvia for the wonderful, out-reaching loving person you are. God knew what he was doing when he gave you your special gift. He knew you would use it to help others and do so much good in our troubled World. Love, from Sharon Anderson, Peoria, Arizona
By Irene, Friday, October 31, 2008 11:44:40 AM
Hello Sylvia, This is Irene. This one question, do I love myself/how do I learn to love myself, has been on my mind a lot more lately than ever before. Thanks to Sylvia's newest book, "Mystic Traveler", I have addressed this question more honestly than ever before. Thank you Sylvia for helping me find the answers to my own questions and about myself. Again, thank you very much for answereing my question in Seattle this past Monday, 10-27-08. Irene
By JoAnne, Friday, October 24, 2008 06:24:17 AM
When you have the power of God within, and everyone has- you are never alone-when you recognize this, your attitude is positive- you can not help but love yourself and others- you begin to see the Christ in everyone- this is such a blessing= Have yourself a great day!!!!!
By Debra, Friday, October 24, 2008 12:40:31 AM
Thanks for the blog on this I have always been the kind to be alone with myself as my thoghts come through better and I know that the god I was taught to know would not make anything that I would not love so be it myself I love It has taken many years to get really comfortable with out expecting the world to make me happy even through the hardest times I always felt that I would come out the other side better for the experience Reading your soul journey series has really opened up a knowledge of why we are here and that we are strong to be on this earth to be able to experience some of the hardest things for god and to learn the tools we have at hand our guides, angels and fellow gnostics thanks again
Love you and all of our fellow travelers deb
By christina, Thursday, October 23, 2008 11:04:35 AM
i always take time to have a relationship with myself, i enjoy my own company. i can just sit there in silence with no distractions and i'm able to enjoy it. i wish my boyfriend could understand this, he always has to keep busy, he can't stand being with himself alone.
By Glenda, Monday, October 13, 2008 11:16:41 AM
Dear Sylvia you are a wonderful teacher...I have to ask will the door to me working for I.A.T.S.E open for me again.. I want to get into the union as a makeup artist..head towards being a lead makeup artist.. this is a wish that would be a dream.. I have alot of work with more courses..will things finally open up so that I can do this.. Best Wishes Glenda
By heather, Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:55:12 AM
Hello Sylvia. I wanted to thank you for who you are, I love you.
I was also thinking how sad it would to be like this Gerry person. So full of negativity. How sad not to have a positive open mind.
By Anida, Monday, September 22, 2008 02:33:46 PM
There are times that I could say I love myself and then there are times that I dont love myself. Right now I am at a turning point of my life. I am trying to change the way I see myself and the way i treat myself. I need help I believe that if I get more spititually open I can turn my life around. The only thing is I need help so I want to ask am I going down the right path?
By Karen, Friday, September 19, 2008 06:40:30 AM
I am in Australia and I always watch you on Montel even though the shows are up to 2 years old when I see them.
I cannot say I love myself, I don't even know how to start. I am the eldest of 6 and had lost both of my parents by the time I was 26.
The words my mother used to describe me were inadequate, incapable and stupid. I once heard an Aunt describe me as ugly and my mother said nothing.
I now know I was none of those things, that my mother was not well but they stay with you. Like a tape replaying over and over.
I am very depressed right now with things that have gone wrong even though I know I am Blessed to have what I do have. I live my life in fear and have wasted many years this way.
I know this may sound odd but my mother apologised to me some weeks ago. I lost her in 1977 and I finally asked her out loud if she could answer my questions even though I wasn't sure how she would. The next day I went to see my husbands Aunt who is psychic and she asked me why my mother had just sat down next to her. My mother answered all of my questions honestly. My main ones being was I ever loved and would she have accepted my adopoted Korean daughter. She told me she would not have accepted my daughter as the person she was then but she has loved her since we got her and was with her now helping her. My daughter was born after she died. I was left with a lot of peace from this reading and a lot of questions asnwered that I had held onto for much too long.
Please Sylvia tell me how I can learn to love myself? To climb out of this depression and get my life back. Or will that never happen?
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