Relationships surround us every minute of every day. We have relationships with our spouse, our kids, our friends, our community, and even ourselves. Even though these relationships can all be very different, every single one of them is made up of the same three components: what the other person thinks of you, what you think of the other person, and what you think of yourself.
On this episode of the podcast, I’m walking through these three components to explain why every relationship we have exists entirely in our own mind. This is great news: it means that we are 100% in control of our relationships with other people. And that means we can choose to have compassion, curiosity, and love for other people, rather than worrying about whether or not they really like or approve of us.
Together we’ll explore what it looks like to love people even when they criticize or doubt us, how Christ embodied this approach to relationships, and why your relationship with yourself is a key component of any relationship you may have.
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What You’ll Learn on this Episode:
- The three components that comprise every single relationship.
- Why every relationship actually exists inside your own mind.
- How to practice compassion and curiosity in relationships where the other person may not like or approve of you.
- Why the idea that everyone must like you for you to feel good about yourself is completely misguided.
- How your relationship with yourself affects all of your relationships (and every other area of your life, too).
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- Pema Chödrön
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