Following taken from:
The Song of the Bird,
by Anthony De Mello
"Don't Change" page 67.
I was a neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and totally self-centered. Peeps kept telling me to change.
I resented them. But I agreed with them. And I wanted to change, but simply could not, no matter how hard I tried.
What hurt the most was that, like the others, my best friend kept insisting that I change. So I felt powerless and trapped.
Then one day she said to me, "Don't change. I love you just the way you are."
Those words were music to my ears: "Don't change. Don't change. Don't change...I love you as you are."
I relaxed. I came alive. And, ya know what? Suddenly I changed!
NOW I know that I could not really change until I found someone who would love me whether I changed or not.
Is this how YOU love me, God?
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