I Like Who I Am When I’m Around Certain People

Virtually all the people important to me are Orthodox Jews. Around one or two or three of them, I really like who I am.

I need to figure out how to expand that. How do I live more of my life as that person I really like?

Around certain people, I’m congruent and integrated. I’m real yet appropriate. I’m true to my core self.

I am mainly like this on Shabbat.

And when I was in therapy. That was my favorite 90-minutes of my week. I used to talk to my therapist about how I could expand that honesty to more of my life and to communicate with others in the deep way I did with her.

I never had much success with that.

In the movie "The Accidental Tourist," the protagonist explains his love for a woman far below him in social class: "I’m beginning to think that maybe it’s not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you’re with them."

If there were no limitations nor consequences, if I could not fail, how would I spend my day? Writing.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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