“Breaking Free from Reactive Patterns: Exploring the Diamond Approach Path”


Why You React Strongly to Certain People and How to Find Freedom from These Patterns

Have you ever found yourself reacting strongly to certain people in your life? Perhaps there is a relative or neighbor who seems to get under your skin, and no matter how much you try, you can’t seem to accept them as they are. You become judgmental and critical, despite your best intentions.

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. These reactive patterns are common, and they often stem from our conditioning and our ego ideals. In other words, the way we were raised and the way we want to be seen in the world shape our self-images, and these patterns become ingrained in our subconscious.

However, the good news is that these patterns are not the truth of who we are. We are more than those repeating patterns, and we can be free from them. Diamond Work Michigan is dedicated to teaching the Diamond Approach path, which uses a practice called Inquiry to investigate these issues.

Through Inquiry, we explore our reactive patterns and investigate where we may be disconnected from our true nature. We start with our own experience, just as it is, and we see what is true. As we understand more, we see that these patterns that play out in our lives are not the truth of who we are, and we experience more freedom from them.

Inquiry is done in groups of 2 or 3 primarily, where we look at these questions together. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that draws on both modern psychology and ancient wisdom traditions. It is a path of wisdom and a method of working on oneself that leads to increased understanding, spiritual maturity, and liberation.

If you’re interested in trying this practice, Diamond Work Michigan will be offering a group teaching in the Fall in Ann Arbor. Lou Weir, a certified Diamond Approach teacher, will lead the session. For more information or to register, please email Lou at diamondworkmichigan@gmail.com.

In conclusion, our reactive patterns are formed over time, but they do not have to define us. Through Inquiry and the Diamond Approach, we can investigate these patterns, discover our true nature, and find freedom from them. If you’re struggling with reactive patterns in your life, consider exploring this practice and taking a step towards greater understanding and liberation.


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