Friday, April 01, 2011

Are you a "people pleaser"?

Then give this some thought:
Trying to change ourselves in order to please others - so that we can feel temporarily whole for having won their approval - is like cutting a flower into pieces so that it will fit into a vase.
- Guy Finley
That's a very evocative image isn't it? The damnable thing is that we usually don't actually please people at all with this approach. Learning to be authentically ourselves - and then approaching the challenges of our lives with reasonable skillfulness - is truly the way to go.

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