I was a neurotic for years. Anxious, depressed, selfish. And everyone kept telling me to
And I resented them, and agreed with them, and wanted to change, but simply
couldn’t, no matter how I tried.
What hurt the most was that, like the others, my closest friend kept urging me to
change. So I felt powerless and trapped.
One day he said “Don’t change. I love you as you are.”
Those words were music to my ears: “Don’t change. Don’t change. Don’t change…
 love you as you are.”

I relaxed. I came alive. And, suddenly, I changed!

Now I know that I couldn’t really change till I found someone to love me whether I
changed or not.

* THE SONG OF THE BIRD, Anthony de Mello S. J.
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5 Responses to DON’T CHANGE

  1. onlinefunland says:

    Reblogged this on onlinefunland.

  2. Sometimes having someone else value you as you are can create momentum and propel you to value you as you are. That is when real change occurs.

  3. This writing takes me in totality.

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