To deepen our connection with the world and with others, we have to begin by deepening our connection with ourselves.
All life is lived in relationship. It is an essential dimension of our lives and one over which we have choice.
Self-responsibility is rooted in the understanding that I am not upset because of what you did or said. It has to do with how I am experiencing it. We get hooked into other peoples’ expressions of pain.
When we are triggered, we are always triggered to the same place. We hold an event in the world responsible for upsetting us but it is something in us that attaches to events and defines what that event is
Connection with others is founded on connecting with ourselves. This inner connection is possible only when we accept ourselves. We are then called to see and accept others as they are, if authentic relationship is to be established. Once
Robert Gonzales is the Founder of The Center for Living Compassion. Robert’s deep inquiry in life has led me to develop practical pathways of living in the fullness and flow of life as a daily spiritual practice—what he calls