Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

Fear of non-acceptance and being unloved tends to drive people towards being self-centered. Oneself becomes the sole criterion for trust and suspicion, and this standard frequently creates a false picture of how these two should be configured and ultimately of who a person really is. Ironically, what the person wants the most; love and acceptance is where suspicion reigns and controls others, who in contrast, may actually be trustworthy in their expressions of care and affection for the fearful one. Yet, in rejecting realistic manifestations of love, this one is left alone trusting oneself. Only when we get past being the solitary determiner of trust and suspicion will love and acceptance have a chance.