"Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has."
Margarite Yourcenar in The Memoirs of Hadrian
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Find What You Need--Discover Who You Are
Television is not always the most reliable source for epiphanies, but I'll take them where ever they come. I won't reveal the show, but a therapist on it said that when we take a look at what we really need in our lives we discover who we really are. This was very intriguing. So I thought about it.
What do I really need?
I need a hug.
I need my Mom.
I need my Dad.
I need my family.
I need you, my friend.
I need to feel important to you because you are SO important to me.
I need to feel loved by you because I love you SO much.
So that's what I thought of. Then I tried to figure out who I am through those needs. I figure what I really am is a five year old little girl in the backyard trying to get everyone's attention by shouting: Look what I can do! Which is basically a cry for "need me, love me." I am--and always will be--that little girl who wants to stand out from the crowd, who overflows with love for you and wants nothing more than for you to overflow with love for me.