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 Laurie, Thursday, July 10, 2008 10:42:22 AM
All I can say is that is has been a long process getting to the place I am today where I love who I am and what I stand for. I've made some really bad mistakes in life that brought a lot of shame. Through Sylvia and others, I've learned a couple of things that allowed me to let go of my mistakes. It brings such a sense of peace. Sylvia, if you read these, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing all of your timeless wisdom! Your energy and teachings helped bring me from a very dark place in life, and for that I am truly GRATEFUL! You'll be in Minneapolis this September, and I will be in preferred seating with my son. I am looking to forward to seeing your final tour!
By Anastasia, Thursday, July 10, 2008 07:08:23 AM
Thank you Maylin for your comment. I have to say I was surprised when I heard my son say "I love me too." But, as often happens with children they can open our eyes to the truth of our soul's when we are open to seeing beyond our current life situations. Love & Light
By maylin, Thursday, July 10, 2008 02:52:47 AM
Hello Aries. You know there are also times when i think that way. but i think that it is not good to do that to yourself. you should realize your worth and try to accept and love who you are. i assure you that you will feel different if you try to love yourself.
By maylin, Thursday, July 10, 2008 02:47:35 AM
good for you Green. Sometimes it is hard to think that we can really love ourselves. but we can really do that. although it is easy to say but hard to do, i thin it is still important for us to be aware of our worth as a person. love makes the world go round.=)
By maylin, Thursday, July 10, 2008 02:45:56 AM
That is a great and inspiring story Anastacia. I never heard anyone say that 'i love me'. but it is good that your son loves himself and you are right when you said that you can not others if you can't love yourself. i have also mentioned that on my other post. loving ourselves doesn't mean that we are selfish. it is a way for us to learn how to love others.
By maylin, Thursday, July 10, 2008 02:43:09 AM
yes it is true Karen. there are people who love themselves too much. and that is what we call selfish love. i agree with you that it is not more about loving yourself but recognition and appreciating yourself. that is what i understand about loving yourself.
By Aries, Wednesday, July 09, 2008 08:51:22 PM
To be honest, I hate myself, I hate my life, and I hate everything to do with me. Why? Cause I don't stand up for myself, someone wants to walk over me, I just let them.
Next time someone tries to walk over me, I'll just deck them before you can say "Salamander"
By Green, Wednesday, July 09, 2008 12:04:02 PM
Until a couple of years ago, I didn't know about loving oneself. After listening to an Oprah show and hearing about it for the first time, I decided to embark on a journey of loving myself and being my own best friend. It has been life changing. I love myself very much now and the only one I love more than me is my daughter. I don't think that would ever change
By Anastasia, Wednesday, July 09, 2008 08:20:53 AM
This is a great topic and one that took me over 45 years to come to terms with. I was, growing up, often told how selfish I was if I took any time for something I wanted. Along with other circumstances, I learned to ignore myself and constantly do for others; in my personal and professional life. I have since learned that true love for others can only come if I have love to give. Not loving myself left me empty and alone. Something wonderful I see is in my son (11 years) when I tell him I love him he has lately responded with, "I love me too." I smile. For I remember that when I was young to even utter those words would bring about harsh words of my selfishness. When he says those words I smile and tell him that is great because without loving yourself you cannot love anyone else. He just smiles and says he knows. Thank you Sylvia for this blog and all the information you provide on this site. Love & Light to you this day (and everyday!)
By Karen, Wednesday, July 09, 2008 06:41:30 AM
I think it,s great loving yourself but what i do disagree with is those that think it,s all about them.The need to always boast and be the center of attention is not about love but about recognition.
Speaking of love.I love you Sylvia and thank you everyday for being you.
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