Lesson 6 – Key #2: REASON: Intentional Relating

Creating Intentional Partnerships

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Your Task: Listen to this audio and take notes on key points and insights, then proceed to Exercise 6
Share your Stories! If you find anything you really love in this lesson, please note it in the comments section below.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to create intentional partnerships.
  • See how we think about our relationships, and how our thinking invokes out feelings, and how these feelings again affect our thoughts.
  • How partnership is a game played between the ears
  • How when you change the way you think about your partnerships, you change your life
  • Examine how your stories shape your experience, and how to make them work for you in your partnerships.

Some highlights from this lesson:

Our Stories

Our stories tell us what something is.
They interpret facts into understanding.
They make sense of our world.
Stories can be congruent with reality or incongruent

Congruent stories give us power to create thriving – they are empowering stories
Incongruent stories are delusion and thwart our thriving – they are illusory stories

Stories tell us what something means
They project out our understandings into the future
They tell us where we are headed – what trajectory we are on
They create feelings about where we are headed

Stories can project positive or negative future outcomes
Positive stories create inspiring emotions
Negative stories create depressing emotions

Stories create emotions
Our thoughts create our feelings
Our feelings influence the stories we tell

The more, the more.
Fear leads to fearful stories and more fearful emotions
hope leads to hopeful stories and more hopeful emotions
When we use our best reason to tell empowering and inspiring stories – we are telling intentional stories

Our stories are typically unconscious and unintentional
We only experience the effects (understandings, emotions) not the cause – (the interpretations and projections)
Unconsciousness leads to right/wrong thinking, VSR, and resentment/resignation,

Our stories are unintentional
We did not choose them, we inherited them (mimicry and rebellion)
We inherit the understandings and the emotions
We inherit the self-righteousness

To thrive, we must do due diligence on our stories about partnership

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