Other People’s Religions’ Words

Our personal relationships are intimately connected to our larger communities and society as a whole. The changes we make at a smaller, relational level affect the whole. Recent studies show that it is not a constant, harmonious connection with someone that is seen as most important but the repair of disconnection, or resolving of conflict that helps us to feel intimate, seen and healed in relationship.

From All my Relations! The Yoga of Relationship, which is reminding me of the implications of my post on Kintsugi.

More things about the ‘ethics’ subdividion of the Eightfold Path, sometimes described as ‘right relationship‘.

The great thinkers of the Axial Age laid down universal foundations of right relationship that have lived on through the ages. Their messages of compassion, mutual aid, community service, human well-being, and respect for life provide the basis for people of all cultural and religious traditions to lead a life respectful of the integrity, resilience, and beauty of the entire commonwealth of life.

Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy, Peter Brown and Geoffrey Garver

These are my thinky thoughts of the day.

“Ma’at is the force that gathers people into communities.”

– Jan Assmann, from memory so probably slightly off

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One thought on “Other People’s Religions’ Words

  1. There is some deep, deep stuff here. I keep coming back to this line in particular:

    Recent studies show that it is not a constant, harmonious connection with someone that is seen as most important but the repair of disconnection, or resolving of conflict that helps us to feel intimate, seen and healed in relationship.

    Thanks for sharing! Always good to get the old brain juices flowing.

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