The relationship with yourself is not only the longest; it is also the most important and profound relationship you will ever have.
Relationships can bring great joy in our lives. Some relationships can also be a source of great pain in our lives, and this includes the relationship you have with yourself.
If you add up all the time you have spent with any other person, (even every single person you have ever met COMBINED), it is nowhere near the amount of time you will ultimately have to spend with yourself.
Think of your experience of when you have to spend time with someone you do not like. What does that person bring out in you? How does that person impact you? Imagine if you had to spend the rest of your life with that person.
Now imagine that person that you do not like is you. A lifetime is a very long time to spend with someone you do not like.
Yes, we can run away from ourselves through distractions like work, exercise, TV, social media, alcohol, drugs etc. but ultimately, you will always be there. There is only so much running away and avoiding we can do from ourselves.
Healthy relationships require time, effort, support, love, compassion amongst many other things. This includes the relationship with yourself. 💛