Some prefer one-to-one inquiry to group dialogue, or as a reflective complement to group meet-ups. Here, as two friends, we can explore any genuine issues from daily life without the interactive ‘weight’ of a larger number of people.
The starting point is not what we already know about these issues, but what might be uncovered in observation. Our conversation is a deep dive into serious problems that we have; and have been unable to resolve. The approach here is not to find answers or solutions: it is to inquire into and observe the true nature of our concerns so that they reveal themselves clearly.
Fear, guilt, anger and inner conflict are some of the conditioned reactions we have, which pull us away from seeing the problem clearly. Facing these previously repressed or overwhelming responses – fully and without resistance – wakes something up within us. A new light is shed on old messy issues and a door opens to a clearer understanding, a steadier perception and a much wider perspective.
I begin to see that we all have “my” problem: at the root we collectively share the same unsettled and unsettling difficulties which affect all our relationships and ultimately, the way the whole world actually functions.
Feel free to contact if you are interested to explore this deeper understanding of ourselves, together.
“You and the speaker, as two friends walking down a lane… are talking about all these things. Neither of them are imposing their ideas on the other, there is no sense of authority – among friends there is no authority. Among friends there is not only sympathy, friendship, affection, but a sense of investigation. And there can be investigation when there is not only freedom from all bias, prejudice, but also a sense of wanting to understand the whole business of human existence. These two friends are communicating with each other. That’s our relationship”