Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Wanting Something to Be True

I have seen people
who wanted so much
for something to be true
they were willing
to live a lie.


—me strauss Letting me be

18 comments:

Trée said...

Liz, how do you pack so much power, insight and wisdom in so few words.

I need to learn less is more, less is more, less is more. lol (see, I still haven't learned it)

:-)

ME Strauss said...

Tree,
You need to learn nothing. You are just right as you are.
smiles,
Liz

Janus said...

We all want to be real, but we want to be more usually. So we like to pretend to be more than we are, to keep our dreams alive and to keep from going insane. Kind of like why we go on vacations...which by the way I am back from. Good to see you again Liz.

ME Strauss said...

Welcome back, Janus friend,
You were missed. There was a hole in the place where you usually sit.

Yes we do wish to be things we're not. I wonder why it has to be that way? Why can't we love ourselves the way we are? Imagine how much nicer we'd all be.

smiles,
Liz

mergrl said...

Liz,
wow, very powerful
(hugs)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks mergrl. (hugs)

Autumn Storm said...

Well said!!! (wow)
See it, even did it once.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Autumnstorm,
I suppose we all do it sot some degree. I just find it ironic that our way to pretend something is true is to tell a lie.

smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

I'd never thought about that before but it's true isn't it.

My take on life has always been to take what comes at you. Change if you don't like it and if you can't cahnge it then 'create' your own or in some cases you just have to accept what is and make the best of it. (I know about that).

Okay way behind in work! Tons to do. Must run.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Jennifer,

I think your way of doing things is a lot healthier than trying to make what isn't so into something that is true.

Thanks for stopping by when you're so busy.
smiles,
liz

easywriter said...

A powerful burst of insight. This hit home.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Easy,
Hope it didn't bring back any sad memories.

smiles,
Liz

easywriter said...

No Liz, not sad memories, just turned on a light is all. :o)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks for letting me know that.
Liz

garnet david said...

Liz- There are many variations on this theme of self deception. We all comfort ourselves with stale perceptions and habits which may not lead anywhere, but in which we persist, just because we are afraid of change. Pema Chodron often writes of existing without any solid ground, often the only way to open ourselves to these perfidious self lies.

ME Strauss said...

Yes Garnet there are many ways that we all lie to ourselves, but some choose to live a lie rather than to face the truth--that's bigger to me. I can't explain how it's different, but it is.
Liz

garnet david said...

Could you give me an example?

ME Strauss said...

Someone who wants so badly to be a musician who won't fash the fact that he can't reach music gets in the way and instead tries to pretend he can.