What could have more core meaning and value to us than our primary relationships? This week our guests are Phil and Maude.
Phil and Maude Mayes live in Santa Barbara, California, having started in London, England and New York City respectively. Phil is a software engineer, voice over artist and photographer, and Maude works with adults with developmental disabilities. They have been writing and speaking about peaceful relationships for many years. They co-authored the book "Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed" and are currently working on a second book, "How Two: Have a Successful Relationship". They are committed to the understanding that conflict is not inevitable, and that relationships can be the inspiration for peace on earth.
They teach that core values are essential to good relationships. One of the key concepts they will be touching on is shared core values as the route to peaceful relationships.
They also teach that there are two types of core values: universal core values and individual core values. Individual core values are how each person puts these universal values into practice in their daily lives and their relationships. Core values will vary according to each person, reflecting, for example, choices of religion, philosophy, politics and relationship to the environment. They come from our background, families, communities, and various other elements of the outside world. As we grow, have our own experiences, and come to know ourselves better, these individual core values will align more and more with universal values. Once we can agree on core values, all else is secondary, negotiable, a challenge rather than a problem.
This promises to be a wonderful discussion. We hope you will tune in!