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Stability – Christine Valters Paintner

April 22, 2020

“In monastic tradition, stability is another of the great virtues. On a literal level, stability was the vow the monks made to stay with one community their whole lives. This was to avoid the practice of going from one monastery to another, always leaving when conflict arose or dissatisfaction entered in. As the desert mothers and fathers knew, you carry yourself wherever you go. So to leave a place to avoid certain dynamics or relationship patterns, you will only discover them again in the next place you arrive”. 

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD,Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics

What are the patterns and dynamics which you find constantly emerging in your relationships with other people?

One Comment
  1. hlcgkids permalink

    In confect you need to forgive yourself and the other one in order to break this cycle. This is not easy.

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