“The people we are in relationships with are always a mirror,
reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously
we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.”
– Shakti Gawain
A friend of mine used to say (and I paraphrase).
“May you experience as many relationships as you need to be whole.”
I like the way she thinks. It is unreasonable to expect that one person will fulfill all our needs. Romantic relationships aside, our friends, children, siblings, parents, and co-workers all contribute to our sense of self and how we interact with the world.
This week, I am challenging myself, and any who follow along, to examine a connection and ask the questions:
- How does this relationship inform who I am?
- What have I learned about myself through this connection, and…
- How, if at all, has it made me a better person?
I might also ask what it is that I bring to the relationship.
All are welcome to participate.
Just add a post to your blog on the topic of relationship, and create a link back to this page, or enter a link in the comments below.
The challenge is open all week (and ongoing), so feel free to post at any time.
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Looking forward to your responses – always enlightenment to be gained.