Can you be friends with someone you can’t trust? Oddly enough trust isn’t about the other person, it’s about oneself. So the real question is, can you be friends with yourself? Would you be able to entrust your life to yourself?
It is easy to blame others for our shortcomings but it takes real maturity and courage to look ourselves in the mirror and see that we are creating our experience, whether consciously or not. Quite often we abandon ourselves at the cost of work, relationships, or society, so much so that we no longer recognize the person in the mirror, we have forgotten who we are and thus forgotten our power- we’ve given it away.
How do we re-establish a friendship with ourselves? The same way we established a relationship with others, spending time with oneself, listening to oneself, grooming oneself, etc. We will then come to see our self-esteem flourish, we will value ourselves more, in short, we will love ourselves.
Believe it or not, this also helps our spiritual life; the connection to ourselves is the connection to our higher selves, Creator, universe, etc. As within, as without.