Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Self Possession

My aspiration has always been to approach soul connections from a position of healing and strength, rather than emotional dependency emanating  from the wounded self. What I’m learning during is to build friendships not by coercing other into responding favorably, but about sensitivity, waiting and listening. Those of us who come from an emotionally void childhood are especially susceptible to expecting too much from others. We move mountains in order to hold on to someone even when there is no reciprocity... but rather something we’ve conjured up.

The way of constructing friendship involves knowing how to be still rather than following the impulses of the erratic heart. It’s easy for our human nature to find excuses to delay our stay in the name of helping the object of our attention rather than accepting the reality that this or that person may not be our match as we imagined them to be.
© IF 2008

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