7 posts tagged relationships

The Power of Relationships

Every relationship you develop, from the most casual to the most intimate, serves to help you become more conscious. You are taught to honour others, yet often this is one of the most difficult acts you can perform. For not only does it require you, first and foremost, to honour yourself, it also requires you to come to know yourself. In a larger sense, your relationships are spiritual messengers, they bring into your life revelations about your own strengths and weaknesses. Some of ...

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Emotional Littering

Emotional littering is when I attempt to alleviate my own overwhelming emotions by disposing of them elsewhere, when I inherently know they're mine to be responsible to. In those moments, I don't want to own what I'm feeling and how I'm reacting to it. Instead, I'm trying to drop my responsibility into another's backyard. To put it on them. I'm not making space for my stuff, and I'm attempting to alleviate this by leaving it for someone else to take care of. I'm pretending to not be ...

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Defining Boundaries

A plant needs space, and a seed, as its container to grow. The seed is a boundary from which the plant grows, as is the space that it takes root and grows in. To ensure our plants—the ones we choose to nurture and grow—have the space they need to grow free from invasive intruders, we weed our landscape. Our relationships are no different. They are a landscape that needs our attention. Weeding is necessary, as is protecting our space from the things we do not need, nor want, ...

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Left Behind

All the People We Leave Behind

I need to talk more about all the people I've left behind. We need to talk about them more. We talk of the relationships we have, and the ones we desire—but we don't talk often enough about the many more people we've met and have not moved forward with. We don't talk enough about all the people we leave behind. I want us to talk about them more. I want us to talk about what we leave in the past, and how it changes over time. I want us to talk about what remains for us. And what (and ...

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Building Blocks on My PWIW Path

I was all set to release my first book on Pay What It's Worth pricing last week, a book I've been writing in one form or another for, I don't know... six years or so, but life got in the way, as it does. Life, it seems, had a bunch to teach me, and specifically about PWIW. Life had me thinking my book was a terrible lie. And then it had me thinking that there was so much missing from it. See, that's my problem with Pay What It's Worth... always has been. There's just too much to ...

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