Relationships always bring to us the very thing that most needs our urgent attention.
GETTING MORE FAMILIAR WITH DEFENSIVENESS
One of your big tasks in the journey of conscious living is to notice all the ways you (and others) get defensive. Defensiveness slows down the creative process—it’s one of the major ways you sabotage yourself when there’s a possibility of a breakthrough in the air.
Here’s a list of popular defensive moves: getting confused, criticizing, playing dumb, getting sleepy, getting overly busy, getting sick, reaching for a snack or a smoke, changing the subject. There are plenty more—these are just some of the common ones you can see around you every day.
A CONSCIOUS LIVING PRACTICE FOR TODAY – JUNE 11
Imagine sitting at a stoplight, watching a very attractive person cross the street. You feel the stirring of some sexual feelings. Just then, your mate asks you, “What are you feeling right now?” The authentic response might be, “I’m feeling the stirring of some sexual feelings.” If you did not have the courage to be authentic, which of the following defensive moves might you use?
Changing the subject
Making a joke
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