Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Friends

A quote from Appetites by Geneen Roth:

"We need to build our friendships on truth and wholeness and expansiveness. We need friends who can be with us in our loneliness, not people who will cheer us up so that we don't feel it. We need friends who get furious with us when we are not being real or true to ourselves, not who get angry when we don't do what they wants us to do. We need friends who are not afraid of our pain or our joy. We need friends who are not invested in the way we look, what we do or what we feel, who are willing to see us without reference to themselves. We need friends who are willing to break out of gravity-bound orbits and sin with us into the unknown.

And we need to become those friends ourselves."

To my friends...this is a declaration that I am a work in progress toward being this kind of friend.

1 comment:

tiffany said...

That's a great qoute!!
Why does it seem like just a large task to accomplish? I think I can be most of these things most of the time - but then worry sets in about hurting, disappointing, not feeling equally supported, or the same people - maybe - I am not sure that is quite it either