Never was anything in this world loved too much, but many things have been loved in a false way : and all in too short a measure.
Thomas Traherne, “Centuries of Meditations”, 2nd Century, 66
I guess that the majority of people who come for counselling would wholeheartedly agree with this. In fact, very many people have been loved far too little. This can leave them unable to love and accept themselves; they turn anger in on themselves and become judgmental towards others. We could all benefit from spending some time looking at this need to be loved and how best to heal the pain of the shortfall.