Relationships are deeply woven into our experience on this planet.
From the day we are born, we’re completely dependent on someone else.
You’ve probably heard that our relationships are mirrors.
I’ve always thought of this as a way of saying: How you see other people is a reflection of how you see yourself.
But at another angle, your relationships with other people are your opportunity to experience yourself and to grow.
When you’re in it, the growth can be hard to see. It’s actually most often in hindsight that we realize what we learned.
But the more you shift your mindset to awareness in your relationships, you start to experience it in real time.
Our guest today is Bryanna Dee and she understands what it feels like to let her relationships define her life. From a difficult childhood and a complicated relationship with her parents, to traumatic breakup.
She was so concerned with trying to be the person she thought she was supposed to be that she was totally disconnected from herself, and as a result, also from others.
Eventually through allowing herself to be seen and seeing herself through a new lens, she began to discover who she really is.
The more connected she became to herself, the more comfortable she became opening up to others and the more connected she became with everything else in the world.
Today we will learn:
- How to go from losing yourself to finding yourself in relationships
- How to approach relationships for your growth
- How to have compassion even when you don’t understand someone
Learn More About Bryanna Dee
Bryanna Dee is the host of ShadowLight podcast. She is obsessed with helping people improve their lives through radical vulnerability and honesty. She uses her podcast and consulting business as mediums to guide and inspire others to integrate and to love both their light and their shadow, to find softness in their resilience through adversities, and to speak up and share their stories.
- Instagram: @bryannasayingthings
- Article on weird parenting advice
- Photos of baby cages
- Joe Dispenza’s book: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
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