Manage episode 342200314 series 1414481
It’s time for another Ask Me Anything episode, with this one focused on affairs of the heart.
Thom answers a listener’s question about the desirability of a ‘heart awakening’ and explains why being ‘grounded in the unbounded’ is a more preferable state to aim for.
He takes on the question of whether partners in a relationship should ‘be on the same path’ or not, and how to manage the dynamic when they aren’t.
And he gives sage advice for a listener asking about the importance of following through on commitments when our heart is no longer committed to them.
As always, another round of practical suggestions for everyday situations that we find ourselves in.
[00:45] Q - Should I be Hoping for a Heart Awakening?
[00:58] A - Experiencing Empathy
[02:37] Empathy Can Be an Overshadowing Feeling
[04:39] Spontaneous Ideal Interaction
[06:37] A Completely Useless State to Be In
[08:05] Grounded in the Unbounded
[10:00] Q - Can a Relationship Flourish if We Are On Different Paths?
[10:15] A - Why We're in a Relationship
[12:12] Who is Suffering in a Relationship?
[14:00] What is Suffering?
[15:42] Sharing the Load
[17:10] Be a Shining Example
[18:02] Q - How do We Honor Commitments that No Longer Feel Relevant?
[18:21] A - Commitments Become Unsustainable with Time
[20:27] The Problem of Severability
[22:04] Forgiveness of a Promise
[23:48] The Five Fundamentals of Progress
[24:51] Time is a Great Healer