The truth begins with two

If I just do my thing and you do yours we stand in danger of losing each others

and ourselves


I am not in this world to live up to your expectations;

But I am in this world to confirm you as a unique human being.

And to be confirmed by you.


We are fully ourselves only in relations to each other;

The “I” detached from a “You” disintegrates


I do not find you by Chance;

I find you by an active life of reaching out.


Rather than passively letting things happen to me,

I can act intentionally to make them happen

I must begin with myself, true;

But I must not end with myself;

The truth begins with two.

Beyond Pearls by Walter Tubbs

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