Peter is speaking in Nashville Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday Relationship Tune-Up Workshop is postponed to a later date (to be announced) and there is No Yo-Chi-Ahh!!! class or Ben's Meditation Session on Sunday.
Coming In October
Relationship Tune Up (date to be announced)
11:00AM - 2 PM With Peter Vajda
The Four Noble Truths of Relationship
Relationships are uncomfortable
feelings of fear, or being hurt, misunderstood, disappointed, stressed, rejected or ignored arise over and over. This is life in relationship — even happy relationships. Impermanence leads to terror and bliss, highs and lows, love and hate - the roller-coaster experience of relationship. If you're looking to live your relationship on the "happy-only" end of the continuum, please disregard this notice. If you want to experience aliveness, authenticity, chaos, depth, sadness and meaning in your relationship, the Four Nobel Truths can help you understand what you long for and fear the most — love.
Understanding and Working with "Internal Knots"
Buddhist psychology refers to internal formations, fetters or "knots" as the experience we have when, for example, our partner says something unkind to us and we then become reactive, confused or irritated. Our lack of understanding is the basis of every "knot" we experience. Often in our relationships we become uncomfortable with the fear, anger, and resentment or regrets these "knots" cause. Rather than face our emotional reactivity head-on, we resort to defense mechanisms in order to bury these emotions. Recognizing the knot in the moment provides us with an opportunity for deeper exploration and clarity — the path to inner peace, calm, harmony and balance within our self and between our self and our partner.
Why Accommodating to Your Partner May Be Unhealthy
Many folks believe a heathy, loving relationship requires us to sacrifice some of our requirements, wants or needs "for the good of the order." However, can sacrifice sometimes undermine our relationship? Some recent research shows that accommodating our partner can, in fact, sometimes lead to resentment, regret and depression. How so?
Suggested offering: $15 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend and Gratitude Offerings are acceptable if you are unable to pay the suggested offering.
RSVP: Pvajda(at)truenorthpartnering.com 770-804-9125