I don't normally comment on interviews I've seen on TV but I watched Oprah today - with John Edward's mistress Rielle Hinter. (The word idiot just popped in my head ...did I just write that?)What Rielle Hunter calls her truth or authentic self is being confused with her authentic physical wants & authentic selfish needs. Like small children – they want what they want -now, without regard to how it will affect others. But unlike small children (“they don’t know no better” ) one would assume that Rielle would know better.
True spirituality or self-truth does not come from feeding physical needs. Spirituality takes into account how ones actions will affect others…and a spiritual person always takes this fact into account with every interaction they have throughout the day... every day of their life.
This is what Miss Hunter doesn’t seem to get, & I don’t know that she is capable of getting it. She, like John E., is a narcissistic individual…there is no cure or behavior modification for this trait. Narcissists see their daily lies and dishonesty as their truth - their authentic self.
They are incapable of seeing what is really true, spiritual & honest. They act upon what they feel at the moment...the NOW moment. We can talk to them until we’re blue in the face and they still won’t get it. It’s the rest of the world that has the problem, not Rielle or John E. I include "Johnny" because these two are of the same make up & deceitful beliefs.
I feel quite sad for them. For neither she nor John Edwards will ever know “truth”. They are blinded by their self indulgence and a life built on a mountains of lies - Blinded by their narcissistic authentic selves.
I just hope their child will not suffer from this same trait.