“A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
“Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretense.”
“It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image – they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it – they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.”
~ Jim Morrison interviewed by Lizzie James, Creem Magazine.
It’s important to have at least one person with whom we can ‘show up as we are’, without having to pretend, fake it, posture, or perpetually apologize for our soft spots, blind spots, raw spots, or other beautiful, wabi-sabi/kintsukuroi vulnerabilities.
If we have such a friend, an anam cara to be sure, then we’re blessed. If we have more than one, we’re wealthy, indeed.
If we are such a one — who can be the sacred, safe, unconditionally loving space for others to show up true; and reflect back the beauty of who they are in all of their wabi-sabi selves — that’s quite a gift, quite a ‘medicine’ to be in this stormy time and stirred-up collective.
I also included some sharp, inspired insight from Jim Morrison in Free Your Heart & Mind, an earlier Sophia’s Children article. Read it here.
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