“Friend” encourages us to be our own best friend to ourselves. When in doubt as to how to do that, just observe how we treat others. With our friends we usually are kind, supportive, encouraging, caring, and helpful.
Do we treat ourselves the same way? It might be an interesting exercise to observe how we DO treat ourselves. Often times we are harsh, critical, abasing, and hurtful. Holding the “Friend” meditation stone can remind us to be kind and gentle with ourselves.
YourDictionary.com defines friend as “someone who is on your side.” It begs the question: with how we treat ourselves, whose side are we on?
I used acrylic art, with gel pen details, to hand paint this stone.
1 1/4″ x 1″ x 5/8″ (approx: 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.25 cm)