Could the key to changing others be unconditional love? Is it possible to transform someone without intentionally trying to change them? We know how hard it is for us to change let alone ask another grown adult to do the same. Perhaps next time instead of asking for change tell the person that you love them just as they are.
“I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn’t, no matter how hard I tried. Then one day someone said to me, “Don’t change. I love you just as 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 suddenly I changed!” ~ Anthony de Mello
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