“There's nothing which can be more precious in you than your own relationship with your own consciousness.” - Yogi Bhajan
So often we get caught up in the doing of life that we forget how to be. We don’t know how to be alone, or sit and be quietly entertained by the thoughts coming and going through our own mind. Instead we prefer to be entertained by that which is outside of us. For some, it may be the constant company of another person, for others it may be technology, television, or in more extreme cases - alcohol and drugs.
As a species, we’ve lost the ability to just “be.” I often say that meditation is not only wonderful for relieving stress and anxiety but it is also a great way to cultivate a relationship with yourself. Do you know how to enjoy your own company? How do you recharge and nourish yourself? Take the time to walk alone in nature, read from your favorite book, or write, or paint, or dance. Make the time to truly get to know yourself and enjoy your own company, even if it starts as just five minutes a day, it is the most important relationship you’ll ever have.