Month: February 2015

The Paradox of Separateness and Intimacy

Let me respond to your post about this. When your partner treats you as being a different and separate individual, that gives you several freedoms. One is to act independently of them according to your own desires. It might be something like seeing your favorite local group at a bar, playing golf with your buddies or going to jazzercise; whatever it is for you, it is something that brings you joy, and yet your partner does not share that pleasure.
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The Paradox of Separateness and Intimacy

Our time together has brought with it an experience which is a true paradox. The more we feel supported and acknowledged as separate individuals, the more we are able to open to each other. As we open and share ourselves deeply with each other, we enter a union that reveals the experience of a merged self.
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Conversations Between Phil and Maude

Maude: I feel stronger, better and more able to love others, as a result of this union of ours. Perhaps these words are too sweeping and sound like I have become lost in this shared merging. Regardless, I know that I am clear and grounded in my everyday world and that I feel like a carrier of peace.
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Some of My Favorite Virginia Satir Quotes

As some of you know, I am a big fan of Virgina Satir. As Phil and I have been working on the new book, we have been looking around for great quotes we like to intersperse with the text.
Here are a few of my favorites from Virginia Satir:
Is my past illuminating my present or contaminating it?
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