TO TRULY KNOW someone, we need to listen to the story they tell about who they are, the oceans they have crossed, the future star they follow on the horizon.
As each of us is both bright light and dense shadow, we are only partial people when we hide the parts of ourselves that we aren’t so sure of, that squirm and moan. To connect fully is to connect with our full Self. And we will discover that it is often our shared struggles that bring us closest together.
And the better we can tell our story, the better we may be known. This work is ongoing: throughout relationships, we continue to introduce ourselves anew and be introduced to even our best friends again and again.