So, who's your 'friend'? Can you be your own 'best friend' and reassure and encourage yourself? In my heart of hearts, I firmly believe that we are all doing the best we can – we just need to remind ourselves every day.
This reminded me of a wonderful story I often use in sessions to remind everyone I work with that we all have the ability, or is it 'power', should we choose, to search within to find the answer to our own unique questions.
"Old Sioux Story"
The Creator gathered all of creation and said, "I want to hide something
from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization
that they create their own reality."
The eagle said, "Give it to me, I will take it to the moon." The creator
said "No. One day they will go there and find it." The salmon said, "I
will hide it on the bottom of the ocean." "No. They will go there too."
The buffalo said, "I will bury it on the great plains." The creator
said, "They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it even there."
The Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who
has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said: "Put it inside
And the Creator said, "It is done."
(Contributed to the Blue Star Four Directions Conference 2001 www.marythunder.com)
This is why I always say that the real and most challenging journey is all about 'inscaping' (going within) and never about that supposed quick fix of 'escaping' and seeking an external fix, all too often of a materialistic or short term nature.
We will all require assistance along the way, even a compassionate reassuring external voice. The 'real' sustainable answer to our own multitude of unique challenges will however, always come from a continually developing inner self awareness.
If we are really determined to do our best, to grow and to 'add' to life, to inspire our children and associates, our unique answers will come from our inner unique self.
So in answer to Frankie's question 'Can you be your own best friend'?
I believe that in the end you have to be - therefore absolutely yes - as challenging as that may seem - as that is the only person who will accompany you, to the end of your life journey.
A Moodscope member.