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Poem -Be your Own Best Friend-Friendship~ a Word Prompt by Brenda Arledge

So, to be our own best friend we need to love ourselves unconditionally. We need to invest time in ourselves and know ourselves better.

Be your Own Best Friend

Be your Own Best Friend

This week's word prompt by Brenda Arledge

This week’s word prompt by Brenda is Friendship. It is a beautiful subject and much has been written about it. Our HubPages friends have already written so many beautiful poems on the subject. I enjoyed reading all of them. At the same time, I was racking my brain for a unique idea for my poem and so the delay. So eventually I decided to go ahead with this idea and wrote this poem.

Rarely do we find true friends who stay with us till the end. We do form friendships, but when they fail to live up to our expectations, the relationships end. When friendships break, it causes us so much heartache, sorrow, disappointment. So, it is better to become our own best friend and stay strong and independent.

How do we Develop Friendship with Ourselves

So how do we develop this friendship with ourselves? We need to be honest and work on ourselves everyday to improve and bring out our best qualities. We need to give time to ourselves to explore our dreams and passions and work towards achieving them. We need to indulge in activities that give us true happiness. As the saying goes, ‘Be your own biggest fan and then you will become your own best friend’.



What the Gita Says

The first step to develop friendship with oneself is to control one's thoughts, and harness the mind to be one's friend.

As Shri Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita

“A man must elevate himself by his own mind, not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well. (Chapter 6, verse 5)”

According to the Gita, our minds are very fickle by nature. Krishna says attaining self-realization can be attained only when the mind is stable. Stability is being calm and same in all circumstances. Too much attachment to material objects or sense objects lead to restlessness of the mind. The first step in a seeker’s journey to attain eternal bliss is control of the mind.



You are your own best friend

Believe in yourself

You can achieve anything

By being true to yourself.

Don’t care what others say

Keep playing the game

The game of life

With its highs and lows

is meant to take you

To greater heights.

Your mind is a powerful tool

Don’t let it run wild

Take control of your thoughts

Become the master of your mind.

There will be impediments

There will be obstacles

Challenge yourself to do your best

And persevere till you triumph.



No matter what life throws at you

Turn it into a wonderful opportunity.

You have got the power in you

To lead a happy complete life.

You may do what is needed

Or do what your love most

Everything is of value

Don’t judge yourself too harsh

Praise yourself, accept yourself,

Laugh at yourself as often as you can

Accept yourself the way you are

And be your own best friend.

Friends come and friends go

Don’t depend on any one

You are complete by yourself

And your own best friend.

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