EAL 18: Letting Go of Absolutes
This episode of Empowered at Last provides some powerful clues about creating healthier relationships. How we communicate with one another determines plays a crucial role in how well we set ourselves up in our lives.
The great news is that there are a few small shifts you can make right away that will make your conversations much more successful. That is what we are discussing today--letting go of absolutes.
These time stamps coordinate with the Video Version this week.
0:45 Absolutes NEVER serve us! Ha.
1:15 “Always” and “Never”
1:45 How you THINK also has a big impact.
2:10 We typically use absolutes to justify our feelings.
3:10 Evaluate your own choices. Discover what serves you for yourself.
3:45 Don’t absolute yourself (or others). Be gentle.
4:30 Absolutes often cause us to feel accused and unsafe.
5:00 “It SEEMS to me that you SOMETIMES”…
5:30 Declarations as accusations
6:45 When we feel accused, we stop listening.
7:45 Loosen up the opportunity for resolutions!
8:30 Offer new alternatives.
9:45 Sometimes we make the same mistakes that trigger us. Create a space of compassion.