This morning I had the privilege of listening to Bishop Carlton Pearson speak at the Agape International Spiritual Center. I did not know of Bishop Pearson before (and what a story he has!), and I was pleasantly surprised by his wit and wisdom, and mostly the profound Truths he spoke. He is now my latest favorite! (Click on the photo if you want to see the whole Sunday service or hear his entire talk…)
A quote he read at the end of his talk was especially meaningful to me because it summarized my entire Shadow teaching SO WELL!!
I had to go looking on the Internet for it. And although Bishop Pearson attributed it to Galway Kinnell, it’s actually from a book by Andrew Boyd entitled “Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe.”
I loved it SO much, I just had to share it with you:
Loving the wrong person
Let our scars fall in love.
We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us.
But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong.
Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way.
But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems — the ones that make you truly who you are — that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate.
Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person — someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”
I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.
— ©2001-2 Andrew Boyd
That about sums it up! Any questions? Please leave your comments below.