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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Honour other's complexity and vastness

The Keene Sentinal posts a story about Thomas Moore’s public talk and continuing education workshop planned for the end of this week in which he will discuss spiritual principles and healthy relationships. The article quotes Moore,
"In my 30 years as a therapist, I’ve done a lot of work with couples," Moore said. "Some of that work was to help people get through some of the troubles they have with marriage and relationships. Ninety-nine percent of the people I’ve ever encountered have some confusion about relationships. A lot are trying to work out relationships with their families.

"My key idea for relationships is that we need to honor the complexity and vastness of who the other person really is," he said. "That’s our biggest mistake. We expect others to be who we want them to be, not who they are. It takes a spiritual perspective to stand back and be engaged in what is beyond you. It’s the opposite of watching out for your self."

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