Most people identify themselves with their body and circumstances and thus create a self-image that reflects what they observe. Unfortunately, many people’s self-image does not live up to what they believe is acceptable. As a result, they often become critical, judgemental and nonaccepting of themselves which leads to feelings of inadequacy fear and rejection.
We live in a society that promotes notions of perfection to such an extent that we feel guilty and helpless when we perceive that we fall short of meeting them. We plead for the release of unpleasing conditions rather than understanding why the condition is upon us in the first place.
Throughout the day we will be confronted with many opportunities to be disturbed and many opportunities to be in joy. And in each moment we are given the blessing to choose how we will respond and feel.
Relationships can be a tremendous source of joy, both on a physical level and because they pave the way for us to awaken to God and to unconditional love. However, we must be willing to view and approach them from a broader perspective.
Everything we truly desire we get! Period.
So why are we not always getting what we want? What we ask for and what we really desire are often quite different.
Wherever we find ourselves, and in whatever circumstances, we can bring love and acceptance to it or we can bring fear, anxiety, and resistance. What we bring to it will give rise to a completely new experience.
When we enter a relationship, we each bring a degree of unresolved gender resentment. Because of this, many relationships suffer serious consequences as soon as something triggers the resentment.