Relationships as learning experiences

Spirit tells me that every relationship is a learning experience

In which each participant is both teaching and learning from

The relationship itself and from every participant, inclding

Oneself.

 

Deep or shallow? How far do we dare to go? To see deeply

Is to go deeply into the possible motives and intentions of

The other, or others, and to consider whether they are

Different from or similar to our own.

 

How far will each relationship take us if we allow, or invite it?

How will we change and how will the other, or others change?

And is it worth the effort, or risk?

 

All relationships either stimulate or drain our energy,

As well as affecting other resources, precious or otherwise.

 

Teacher, has our relationship been a learning experience for you?

 

Yes, it has taught me patience.

 

 

 

Complexity within simplicity or

Spirit asks me to consider whether

Life is complexity within simplicity, or

Simplicity within complexity.

Then, almost before I can begin

To try to determine which,

Or if neither description of

Life is applicable, He

Asks me to visualize

The intricate web of Life and,

To ask myself where I am

Within that web, or if I am

Separate from that web. Am I

Within or part of the web.

Again, without waiting for

My doomed to be inadequate

Response, He tells me that

We are separate, but,

Only for as long as

We believe we are.