Being Well Podcast: When Others are Undependable
October 8, 2018

Today we have a special episode for you concluding the strength of Intimacy. This episode is taken from my online Foundations of Well-Being program and focuses on a key component of Intimacy that we alluded to during our previous episode on Unilateral Virtue: when others are undependable in our relationships.

We have a natural desire to trust a reliable world – but life happens, and no person or organization is perfectly dependable. So, we often under- or over-react to undependability, harming ourselves and others.

During this talk, I focus on how we can face undependability squarely and cultivate the inner resources that help us cope with it.

Timestamps:

  • 2:00: Our expectations of dependability.
  • 5:00: The undependability of experience.
  • 7:30: The inevitability of disappointment.
  • 12:30: Centering amidst disappointment.
  • 17:00: Seeing what IS dependable.
  • 20:40: Recap.

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