Love Letters to Humans (no. 70) — What “makes you”…?

What “makes you” angry?

Not getting what we want in our relationships is an unexpected (and often uncomfortable) opportunity to observe where we believe our power lives.

So it also goes for our gratitude, our disappointment, our resentment, our peace. To whom and to what do we hand over the power to “make us” grateful by fulfilling our wants, to “make us” disappointed by failing to meet our expectations, to “make us” resentful by not complying with our wishes, to “make us” comfortable by being how we prefer them to be?

Who and what, then, “makes us” determined, committed, devoted, authentic, or enthusiastic?

Who is responsible for the decisions we make? Who holds the power to alter the way we experience people and events when we aren’t getting what we want?

Relationship is. Right relationship nourishes.