“What are you here to teach me?”
—Milarepa, 10th Century Buddhist Saint and Teacher
Thousands of years ago man often looked to the stars and to nature for the wisdom and insight to answer pressing problems.
Looking to the gods or some outside source for reasoning and solutions seemed natural since these external forces seemed so large and powerful.
Today, we often look within ourselves and compare our own answers to others. This can create an Us/Them dynamic, which misses the idea that the totality of the relationship we have within our personal and professional communities have bigger and often better answers to guide us.
Marita Fridjhon, co-owner and CEO of CRR Global, calls this concept The Relationship System. Learn about her work at www.CRRGlobal.com.
What are the relationship systems in our world trying to teach us?
What may be the lessons we need to learn from COVID-19, racism, and climate change? What do other relationships systems closer to home – such as work and family – have to teach us?