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two styles of relating to self and others

Over on my new Substack Space to Meander, Wonder, Reflect, I’m diving straight in to the pool of relating this week with philosophy, psychotherapy, embodiment and Hindu legend. Explaining the differences in seeing ourselves and others as an 'It' and as a 'Thou', I offer my own journey as a vignette of this philosophical theory created by Jewish theologian, Martin Buber, which is an integral part of Gestalt Therapy. Also in this addition is the Wonder in the palm of your hand, and to Reflect where Brahma hid our divinity.

Here's an extract from Meander:

We all have the capacity to express both ends of the polarity, and this is healthy, the ‘It’ can take us forward, get things done, and is part of growth, but we can so often get lost in our roles and status that we forget the shining light of existence that exists beyond. What comes with I-It is separation and bounds. What comes with I-Thou is connection and boundlessness, the meeting of existences. And with both comes the art of living, of being in relationship.

To read more head over to Substack. To practice Embodied Yoga with me, you can delve into my Offerings, including the brand new online Embodied Nervous System Workshop recording!

Warm wishes,


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