Living with someone we love, with all the joys and challenges, is one of the best ways to grow spiritually. But real awakening only happens, says renowned psychologist John Welwood, in the charnel ground where we acknowledge and work with our wounds, fears, and illusions.
Psychologist John Welwood looks at the difference between absolute and relative love, and the wound within each of us that no other can heal.
By allowing yourself the space to be as you are, you discover a self-existing sanity that lies deeper than thought or feeling. For many of us this may be the hardest path of all—opening our hearts to ourselves.
The false prophet and the genuine spiritual master both undermine the habitual patterns of self. Yet there is an important difference between them.