Finished a lovely book by Iyanla Vanzant. Here’s just a paragraph from her book, In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want:
pg 276: Someplace in the back of our minds, we believe if there is someone else out there like me, that means I can’t be all that bad. Without realizing it, we go out looking for ourselves, believing that if we can find ourselves we will be happy. The thing is, we don’t always like who we are because we have forgotten the truth. We think we need to be fixed — not healed, but fixed. There is a big difference. Consequently, when we see ourselves in other people, in our partners, in our family members, in our friends, we get busy fixing them rather than healing ourselves.
If you want to read the rest of my gleanings, go to In the Meantime