In this session, we will be continuing to explore the Pathways to Liberation Matrix practices that support the skill of Responding to Others’ Reactivity, From Patience to Responding: Now what? We don’t have control over how other people respond to us, and we can have influence. What we say or do can support wellbeing and connection or feed disconnection from self and others. Join us, Jim and Jori, and the community to find more ways to support yourself and others’ wellbeing, and get needs met with less costly ramifications.
From the Pathways to Liberation Matrix: Responding to Others’ Reactivity: Responding rather than reacting to others who are caught up in intense separating emotions.
- UNSKILLED: Reacts habitually with defensiveness, submissiveness, or avoidance when others are triggered.
- AWAKENING: Increasingly notices one’s own habitual reactions and their effect on connection.
- CAPABLE: Increasing self-connection and ability to choose empathy or honesty when in the presence of other’s reactivity; opening to curiosity about others’ perspectives.
- INTEGRATED: Responds to other’s reactivity with centeredness; accepts other when other is triggered; ability to be present.
We will offer concrete skills and steps for practicing compassion and leadership in your life, focusing on learning and practice. You will have the option to meet with others in small groups that can support compassion and mutual learning, as we continue to explore ways to support integrating skills for making life more wonderful. We will open the meeting 15 minutes early at 6:15 pm US-PT for connection together, and aim to start promptly at 6:30 US-PT to maximize time for learning and practice. You are also welcome to stay afterward for continued community time. Feel free to forward this to friends.
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Offered weekly with compassionate giving and receiving gift economy. Each week is a stand-alone. Feel free to forward this to friends. All are welcome.