|by David SteeleIn this article I would like to summarize key points made by Hedy Schleifer in a seminar she conducted for the first of our three "Miracle of Connection" seminars.
Presented on January 12th, this was truly an amazing seminar. We received comments such as-
"THIS IS THE BEST CLASS I'VE EVER ATTENDED!"
"Now I know why everyone adores Hedy so much. Today's call was simply magical. I had goosebumps the entire time."
At the end of this article is a link to access a 52 minute audio recording of this seminar. Highly recommended!
FIVE ASSUMPTIONS FOR RELATIONSHIPS
Hedy shared the following five assumptions she and Yumi make about committed relationships:
SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIP
THE THIRD OPTION
"When it seems there are only two alternatives; pick the third" -- Hedy's Dad
"Beyond 'right-thinking' and 'wrong-thinking' there is a field. I'll meet you there." -- Rumi
Our relationship lives in the space between us; in the hyphen between the "I" and the "Thou" in our "I-Thou" relationship.
In a relationship, we must "honor the 'otherness' of the other" and assume we are two separate people, and "cross the bridge into the country of our partner."
When we honor the "otherness" of our partner and empty ourselves to "cross the bridge" we are honoring the space between us, which then becomes warm, loving, inviting, and passionate.
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