Showing posts from January, 2013

One Reason

There is only one reason we have followed God into this world: to encourage laughter, freedom, dance and love. ~ Hafiz

When we try to get others to agree with us and reject anyone who doesn't take our side, we leave no room for anything new to enter in. Thus, we inhibit our spiritual growth on the spot. A wiser approach is to spend time with someone who really challenges our beliefs, thoughts and opinions. Now, we might crack open and expose a more authentic way of being in the world.

The Dance of Life

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. ~ Hsin Hsin Ming

I have been exploring the dynamic of codependent relationships over the past year and would like to share what I am intuiting. I do so with great openness and a willingness to listen and to hear your experiences and insights as well. As such, this is not a stagnant examination, and I have reached no absolutes. Rather, I am simply delving more deeply into our relationship dynamics and the manner in which we grow and learn from one another.
Essentially, what I am seeing is that codependency is rooted in our need to "get" something from one another. This neediness can only be seen when we are truly honest with ourselves and when we are willing to recognize that we have a clear attachment to a specific outcome. While we might claim undyi…