Our whole experience of life is a relationship.
Every single moment is centered
in the way we relate to what is happening.
Our perceived disconnection from spirit/source
is at the root of all our conflicts.
This sense of separation extends beyond
a split from source and one’s own self,
into a sense of separation from every other part of creation.
Every person we meet (who really is a part of our infinite Self),
is encountered as other.
Our experience is one of duality;
me and you, this and that, right and wrong
which ultimately results in a never-ending struggle.
When we see our Self in ‘other’
it is no longer possible to form a relationship based in fear.
It is no longer an encounter of competition,
protection or an effort to possess.
It is a deeply encountered state of relating —
centered in love.
It is seen as an opportunity to express our authentic Self
and to feel and witness our Self as Love
through the reflection of what appears as other.
The more connected you are in your Self,
the more connected your experience will be with life.
(Australian spiritual teacher)