Intimacy

Feelings are between you and you

What you’re feeling is between you and you

(I facilitate a wonderful group called the Life Alignment Program. An excellent question came up from one of the members and I decided to share my response here.)  The question: “Isn’t the point to express feelings, whenever and wherever, in order to be transparent and authentic?” Communicating about your emotional world to those around you […]

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The scourge of blame

A plane is shot down with hundreds of lives lost, thousands more forever changed. Boys playing on the beach are bombed into unrecognizability. The finger-pointing begins, warships are on alert. Tremendous energy is used up in an age-old human practice: Blame. Blame’s favorite sibling is, of course, being right. As in: I am so sure

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Third key to conscious communication: Speaking the truth

People have reasons for not telling the truth. Good ones, even. Reasons like: It’s not that big of a deal. It’s not a good time. It’s inconvenient. White lies keep relationships oiled and running smoothly. You won’t like it. It will hurt your feelings. It’s good to keep some things to yourself; it helps the

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Second key to conscious communication: Connection to self

Have you ever uttered (or heard) these words? “I don’t feel connected to you.” Behind this declaration is an idea that connection is like a delicate thread spun by some mysterious process, one that gets easily cut by an unseen hand. However, if you understand what “connection” is actually made of, you can create intimate

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