SOCS-My Best Companion

” To love oneself is to struggle to rediscover and maintain your uniqueness.”

–Leo Buscaglia

Friend, pal, ally, buddy, companion, to love. Can you be a good friend to yourself? Be still and listen to that inner voice, listen to what it has to say about who you are, what you love and care about, what makes you happy or joyful, sad or angry, or inspired. Accept all your feelings and accept yourself.

“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.”–Margo Anand

I can be happy in moments of solitude. Content. Alone with my thoughts. My reverie. It is good to be able to enjoy your own company. To enjoy spending time with yourself. Those who enjoy their own company are not afraid to be alone. This is a great strength.

My Inner Life

“Tis true my garments threadbare are,

And sorry poor I seem;

But inly I am richer far

Than any poet’s dream.

For I’ve a hidden life no one

Can ever hope to see;

A sacred sanctuary none

May share with me.

Aloof I stand from out the strife,

Within my heart a song;

By virtue of my inner life

I to myself belong.

Against man-ruling I rebel,

Yet do not fear defeat,

For to my secret citadel

I may retreat.

Oh you who have an inner life

Beyond this dismal day

With wars and evil rumours rife,

Go blessedly your way.

Your refuge hold inviolate;

Unto yourself be true,

And shield serene from sordid fate

The Real You.”

–Robert W. Service

 

 

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20 thoughts on “SOCS-My Best Companion

  1. JoAnne

    Reblogged this on Loving Me, Too and commented:
    Introverts will totally get this. But we do need to love ourselves before we can have a healthy relationship with another person. Thank you Deborah for understanding and sharing the value of loving ourselves.

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  2. egghill

    This is so true, thanks. I love being alone, when I’m able to do my best thinking without the distraction of other’s views. Before I was retired – it happened in the shower in the morning – now it can happen almost anytime!

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  3. LifestyleswithLia

    I’ve been practicing this important lesson of self-love for quite some time… It’s tough at times but I have to remember me and my quality time alone is so vital to my existence!
    Thank you for sharing this with us:)

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