Sunday 3 May 2009

Gestalt Prayer

Gestalt Prayer

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, 1969)

The key idea of the statement is the focus on living in response to one's own needs, without projecting onto or taking introjects from others. It also expresses the idea that it is by fulfilling their own needs that people can help others do the same and create space for genuine contact; that is, when they "find each other, it's beautiful".

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