Module 7f – Relationships: Meaning and Suffering

Meaning and Suffering Why me? Most of us accept the cycle of life. We are born, we grow old, and we pass. However loss can be much harder to accept when children die, or people die early, through misadventure or through suicide. How do we grieve for a toddler who...

Module 7e – Relationships: Misunderstandings about Life

Misunderstandings about Life Pain is a normal and inevitable part of life; but misunderstandings about pain cause suffering. If we can correct our misunderstandings about life, we can downgrade suffering to normal pain. A lot of us believe that the whole world should...

Module 7d – Relationships: Five Love Languages

Five love languages People’s values determine how they give and receive love. There are five principal ways in which people show love. These are known as the ‘five love languages’. They are: Time: spending quality time with someone; being present Words of affirmation:...

Module 7c – Relationships: Cathartic Process

The Cathartic Process – 15 minutes to intimacy So you find yourself confronted by an angry upset person, perhaps a spouse or someone close to you? They are saying all kinds of stuff that you don’t agree with about a problem you think you can solve. What do you do?...

Module 7b – Relationships: Developing Conscious Relationships

Developing Conscious Relationships Relationships and communities are based on shared values. If you can affirm the other person’s values while holding your own, you will build intimacy and trust. If you judge or reject their values, you will sever relationship....