A good friend knows how to listen. They accept us as we are, with an expectation that we will shine in time. My close friends call me on my delusions and laugh when I get too ambitious. They help me figure out what I am feeling and offer a better solution if need be. Most of all, they love me and that is what I count on.
We are being asked to establish this connection inside, to become better friends. To do this, we allow what we are feeling without judgement, notice how we are being affected in the moment and acknowledge what is important. We are developing ears that listen and commune, assisting us to access and fulfill our needs and desires.
If you overshoot your mark and say something too harshly to yourself, say you are sorry.
If you are not paying attention to your needs, make more time for yourself.
Acknowledge your feelings and find out what you need. Use the resources of your heart.