One of the most important decisions we make is the choice of our romantic partner. Yet so often, both sexes fall in love with those who are the least capable of loving them. This workshop begins with cultivating the art and discipline of mindfulness to counter the automatic habits that lead us to choose the wrong partner. We can learn to listen deeply to what it is we truly want in partnership. We can develop an embodied understanding as we set the compass of our heart in the right relational direction.
Falling in love is biologically natural; sustaining love is far more complex. We learn to sustain love by not only choosing the right partner, but also becoming the right partner. This requires true compassion, empathy, and the capacity to listen deeply. This workshop introduces experiential exercises to increase compassion as well as mindfulness practices to cultivate the capacity to listen to one’s own truth and to connect intimately with another's truth.
Recommended reading: Farrell, Why Men Are The Way They Are and Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say; Shapiro, The Art and Science of Mindfulness.