Connection and Independence


The ability to connect well with others, forming an effective sense of contact, togetherness and community while retaining our independence, voice and autonomy is a difficult balance but Fritz Perls' 'Gestalt Prayer' relieves us of any sense of guilt or failure while holding open the joyful potential:


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.



Fritz Perls on Wikipedia

Fritz again in a carefully crafted book by Petruska Clarkson and Jenny Mackewn



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