There are fragmented and broken parts in all of us, in need of our attention, that wish for us to acknowledge their existence, that ache for us to be there when it's quiet and we feel isolated in our own pain.
...We all need friends in moments like this.
But having friends is lonely when we're not first friends with ourselves.
This is why we need to lean into the broken, ashamed, and hated parts within us.
Because even these parts need a friend too.
*this new music video by Twenty One Pilots, linked above, is a great visual for what it looks like to befriend yourself. You'll need to watch the whole video to understand. You'll get it though. We've all been there.