Why is it that we “love” people when they do what we wish them to do? For a short while, we are satisfied. But ultimately, what we are practicing is feeding the ego. The other person in the relationship begins to take on the aspects that we project.
Recently, my family visited and it was very interesting the observe the dynamic. There is somewhere, a self that stands alone and apart from the perception, the demands that are made by oneself and by others to “be” what it is that is expected.
Turning the mirror, as I always do, back on me. I wonder how much of what I have done in my life is to “earn” the right to be loved, to fit the mold that others have created for me.
How does a person remain true to self and truly loving?
This is the challenge.