I’ve been re reading a bunch of our blogs as we work on our new book. In the new book, we share more of how within your own relationships to have the experiences we talk about. I can see the seeds of that in this conversations we had.
Conversations between Phil and Maude
Maude: We were standing together this morning hugging before separating, and it was such a deep and warm sharing. I started thinking that if people knew what strong experiences peace and love are, perhaps they wouldn’t be so attracted to conflict, anxiety, drama and tension. I think often people equate strong feelings with the negativity they create. Maybe in order to have the sense of having feelings, or caring deeply, people create problems and conflicts to reassure themselves that they care or are cared for. I know it sounds turned around, but I think this is often the case.
If we can communicate how strong our shared experiences are, maybe it could click in some people’s minds and they would move toward exchanges that are filled with love and generate peace. Maybe they could “get it” that what they are seeking doesn’t come from generating drama or illusory problems. But rather, that it comes from being present and actually experiencing what is really there, who the other truly is as a person. It’s great to experience the joy of sharing who you are and being appreciated for that; of not being pushed or pulled, changed or manipulated, but just having someone rejoice in your person and to share with you theirs.