The World has encouraged my autonomy. Unfortunately many of the lessons learned while traveling along the path of life have lead to putting a wall around my heart. Admitting a need for each of you, tears down the boundaries I have carefully built to protect myself from pain. In all of my introspection, it has become crystal clear God created us to be in relationships. It is impossible to have a relationship with a mirror. A mirror is a cold non-thinking or feeling object only used for studying our physical reflection. It adds nothing to our lives and creates an emotional vacuum. A mirror has a single dimension, and we are not created as single dimension beings, but instead are multi- faceted complex beings. The mirror does not provide a true representation of who we are.
The reflection that best exemplifies the real us comes from those we have relationships. Just as our voice does not really sound the way we hear it, we are not always the person we think we are. What clouds this is the eyes of the beholder are influenced by their experience and history. One person may see us as talkative and open and another may find us aloof and withdrawn~all depending upon the point in time of interaction and their perception. Yet, we need each other to have a true reflection of who we are.
Opening myself up to vulnerability by admitting my need for you to complete myself is not an easy step. Yet, I find I do need you. Family, friends, acquaintances, and even casual encounters all influence who we are. Those from the past, those who will come along in the future, and those currently in our lives~all make us who we are. We have a clearer understanding of how others see us by the manner in which they respond to us. We have all walked into a room and felt as if we were the odd person out. How quickly we try to identify someone with which we can connect. The power of rejection creates a panicky need for someone to acknowledge us. This is the best example of the great need we have for relationships and community.
I am opening myself up and admitting to each of you
I NEED YOU
YOU are important to me and my life will not be the same without you. I pray I can help you be the best you. I pray we will be mutually blessed by our relationship. I am here for you and thankful for you. Thank you for reading, responding, and encouraging me. God has placed us in each other's lives for a purpose. May this purpose be for His Glory and Good Purpose. As for today, please know I Need You and life would not be the same without you.
"In everything, therefore,
treat people the same way you want them to treat you,
for this is the Law and the Prophets.