“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.”Pema Chodron
Healthy long-term recovery from pornography and sexual addiction as well as the trauma experienced by injured partners involves being able to see oneself more clearly. This allows couples to heal more authentically. When one can sit with the intense emotions and thoughts that come from our experiences, relationships, personalities, disappointments, and other sources, the compassion can start to flow and real connection begins to happen.