Any time we interact with another human being, we are in a process of establishing, maintaining, disrupting, reconciling, or ending a relationship. Whether between friends, lovers, family members, colleagues, teachers and students, or employees and customers, we navigate a wide range of relationships every day. Relationship challenges can run the gamut from passive issues, like differences in communication styles, to active ones, such as a breach of trust. When we investigate these with curiosity, we sometimes begin to see patterns to the challenges we experience, and these can point us toward resolution.
Kim Eng shares that there is nothing wrong with expectations, but we should not become overly attached to them. Instead, we need to inquire into the source of those expectations to determine whether they are healthy and reasonable, or if they arise from the unconsciousness of the pain-body.