As human beings our life is made up by a myriad of relationships. We are in relationship with everyone and everything within our life, this includes that which we interact with and that which we think of. The word ‘relationship’ is summed up by the word ‘connection’. We are connected to everyone and everything within our life, therefore we are in relationship with all of our life.
We try to avoid relationship by taking possession of that which we are experiencing. Possession is evident in the way that we label something or someone as ‘mine’ e.g. my wife, my son, my friend, my job, my home etc. We choose to take possession of our experience because it saves us time and stops us from having to connect with our life. Whenever we choose to take possession of our experience we are choosing to avoid connection and therefore choosing to avoid the foundation of our experience as a human being.
We cannot avoid relationship with anyone or anything within our life. Whenever we attempt to avoid relationship, by claiming possession, we only succeed in creating disconnected relationships. It is this form of relating which evokes all negative experience within our life. We cannot avoid relationship, we can only increase our suffering by refusing to prioritise connection within our life.
When we choose to prioritise connection within our life we inevitably create loving relationships with everyone and everything that we experience. It is not what we are experiencing that determines whether our life is positive or negative; it is our ability to create loving relationships with our experience which determines our outlook on life. When we create loving relationships we experience all that we have ever searched for.
As human beings we cannot avoid relationship with anyone or anything within our life. Any attempt to do so results in a life which is stressful, unhappy and unfulfilling. We constantly have the ability to experience connection and create loving relationships within our life. When we choose to prioritise connection we liberate ourself from the need to possess anything and uncover the happiness, freedom and fulfilment that we have been searching for our whole life.