I was here, and you were here,
and together we made a world.
If you tell me your story, I will tell you mine.
From that small, open place we will take steps that help us to know one another. Through our disclosure we will build trust, and from that trust we will experience the reinforcement of connection.
I will only learn about myself, which means that I will only learn how to walk in this world, through my relationship with you.
When I resist I do so because I don’t want to be reminded of what I don’t yet know. When I resist I am bound by the seduction of the status quo, refusing to yield to the certainty of change.
When I engage I do so because you help me to remember that my initial discomfort holds the seeds of my future wisdom.
Tell me your story, and I will tell you mine.