The Gestalt Prayer, penned in 1969 by the granddaddy of Gestalt Therapy, Fritz Perls, floated in psychotherapy circles for many years.
Some embraced it as a necessary reality; others shunned it as harsh. I won’t give you the details of the argument. That’s for us to discover. Together.
I’m posting it here, today, in our continuing conversation on Friendship. I hope it will raise a fine discussion.
(Then there is the fact that I’m still on my bi-annual Grandma Janet road trip to Ohio and I haven’t had time to give to the important topic of “when friendships end.” I will take that up when I get home and can sit quietly once again.)
Here it is again (for the SEOs)
I do my thing and you do your thing
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.