Inquiry 1: What are the concerns and inhibitions that have prevented me from sharing more deeply with friends?
Personal Integration 1: Inquiry can be done alone with a friend, lover, or counselor. Take one to five minutes or longer, to express what is most essential to deepening your friendship. It is important that you each stay receptive and neutral. Appreciate your effort and any new awareness.
Inquiry 2: What do I specifically want to share and ask for to deepen a specific friendship?
Personal Integration 2: Follow the instructions above and focus on a specific friend, and let yourself imagine what you might ask for or share about yourself. Consider areas like how you feel during your most challenging times, your love life, family or friends, the world situation, meaning and purpose, spirituality, and what you would like to be closer to this friend.
Imagine you are looking for a pure tone and quality of heart and some relaxation. Gently ask, “How can I nurture myself?” Take a few minutes to make sure this kind tone is resonating inside of you. Listen for a frequency or a melody that touches your heart.
Since 1972, Humanistic Spirituality founder Robert Strock has maintained a private spiritual and therapeutic counseling practice that specializes in purposeful living, relationships, spiritual psychology, and death and dying counseling. Humanistic Spirituality provides various spiritual workshops, guided mediations, and licensed marriage family therapists and licensed social work continuing education courses. Contact us to learn how we can help you find inner peace and spiritual awareness through our counseling, or our free guided meditations, videos, audios, writings, introspective guises and more. A warm welcome from the team at Humanistic Spirituality.