touching someone else,
full of enjoyment
just like a kid
in the school-yard
trying so hard.
on attention seeking behaviour in adults
You might be doing all the right things and the best you can for your relationship, but even doing the best you can is not enough. In fact, doing is never enough, if you neglect Being. The ego knows nothing of Being, but believes you will eventually be saved by doing. If you are in the grip of the ego, you believe that doing more and more you will eventually accumulate enough “doings” to make yourself complete at some point in the future. You won’t.
You will only lose yourself in doing. How do you bring Being into your life and relationships? You are a human being. Mastery of life is not a question of control, but of finding balance between human and Being. Human is form and Being is formless.
From pages 103-105 Role playing, the many faces of the Ego – A New Earth book by Eckhart Tolle