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Will you be my best friend?
Yes, you, the one reflecting back from the mirror.
The one who is critical of herself and beats herself up with words of unworthiness.
You have come through calamities big and small, and I want you to know, I am here for you. I can feel you brushing me off out of fear, but, really, please trust me, I am here for you.
I want you to see me as your best friend. Put your hand over your heart and take a breath. I am here for you.
I hear the words you say to yourself, but I want those to change, and I will work with you and through you so that you can become kinder to yourself.
I see your discouragement when things don’t go your way. I sense your fear and anxiety while your brain goes on autopilot thinking of every worst-case scenario.
You don’t have to do this alone anymore. Please let me in. I want to be your best friend.
You are safe now. You can remain calm. I’ve got you, and you’ve got this.
I am your biggest fan and encourager. I will remind you to breathe and to take care of yourself. We can speak our minds together and love one another. You can trust me. You don’t have to walk this road alone any longer.
I know you have fear around letting people in. I know you worry about how you will come across. I know you second-guess yourself and worry.
Please let me in.
You try so hard to do everything right, but remember this: no one on this earth is perfect. We all have insecurities, but I know with time, we can come together and create a friendship in unison.
Standing tall together, no longer afraid.
You wish you had more of this and more of that, but I tell you now, you have everything you need inside of you. Nothing external will fill that hole. You are getting better at recognizing that, but I am here to give you gentle reminders from time to time.
I will never walk away from you. I will always be here. We can face what comes next together. You are enough. You are good enough. You are worthy. You can feel and accept love.
You can breathe and create a space of peace within yourself. Within us.
We are walking this road together, you and me.