I cannot speak to your wants, only mine.
In the past I would always give way to external attractiveness, beauty, lust and romance. These were false gods that always came to naught.
Now I realize there is so much more I would need to know.
I’d want to know who is your Sovereign, what Gods are you accountable to, which Lords of the earthen world whole sway over your life and how deeply are you enslaved?
Are you caught up by things, riches, power and fame?
Are you in love with the idea of love, romance, lust and appearances? Or are you wanting to give, share and love another without expectations, controls or demands?
Do you know your wants and needs, and are you able to fulfill them yourself, or do you expect another to do it for you.
Do you need a rescuer, a savior, a hero or provider?
What does give and take mean to you?
I’d want to know; what are your values and what does integrity means to you. How loyal and committed can you be.
Would you only be there for the glory, the successes and the good times?
Or would you be there when I’m down and out and can’t get up after being defeated by one of life’s cruel blows?
Would you be open to my fierce, dark and bitter moods? What if at times I chase you away when I need to go through these dark valleys of death alone?
Or when I feel you are too close, your presence too restricting, and I feel too compressed, would you be okay with absence for whatever reason?
What space in your life would I occupy, what space would be mine and mine alone, what would I have to share and what would I have to give up?
How would I know you loved me? By what standards, expressions and actions are your ways of expressing love?
How kind are you to another, sister and brother, stranger and foe?
Would you see me as an object needing repair, something to be shaped into an image of your own making? What level of control do you like to exercise?
What do you play at, kick up your heels and enjoy?
How do you handle your emotions and how volatile are they? How fast do you forget? How quick do you return to your lover’s bed after a battle?
These are the things I’d want to know about you and would want you to know about me.
I want to know what you’re made of under your external beauty and appeal.
Tell me what makes you laugh, what makes you cry, crazy, or mad. What are your fears, your insecurities?
I want to know your character, your gifts talents and dreams. Can we travel on the same road? Will our aspirations and interests bring us together or keep us apart?
I want to know everything about your past, present and future that is worth knowing.
You see I want to know the very make up of your soul. Can you really want to know mine?
Here’s What I Need; What Do You Need?
by Dr. PHIL Winkelmans