Conflict develops when two people say, “Here’s how I need you to be.”
Resolution emerges when one of those people says, “I allow you to be exactly as you are.”
One of you.
You don’t need both. You don’t need to agree. You don’t even need the other’s conscious awareness.
Just your own. Read More
I very recently had the opportunity to visit historic Philadelphia for the first time. I assumed my connection to the place would come from the true awesomeness of being able to stand in places and touch items that are deeply profound to our great nation’s creation.
Yes, and… A full-body Holy Wow:
Physically standing in our nation’s history simultaneously with my own, I profoundly realized an Archetype of Independence. This became especially clear during a guided tour of Independence Hall. This archetypal pattern of Independence supports and guides us today, when we have to make the personal hard choices of breaking away in order to be true to ourselves. Whether physically or metaphorically. Read More
Have you ever been in a conversation with a loved one in which you both just weren’t connecting? And the harder you tried to communicate, the worse it all went?
If you’re breathing, I’ll bet the answer is yes. (Because I’m breathing, too.)
Here’s what is actually happening, and here’s what you can do when you’re in it: Read More