1) We know we come together and choose to participate together in conscious evolution for a higher purpose. We avoid colluding with each other and staying stuck in life-denying patterns. Our shared context is that we are in relationship to support all of us to evolve.
2) We have an agreement to be mutually accountable to something larger/higher than ourselves. We remember to ask: “What’s the right thing to do?”, rather than only negotiating individual needs and making compromises. Our priority is to align with something higher: Evolutionary good/moral axis of cosmos. We can sense and feel: What is good, true, beautiful. We are open to discovering a deeper reason and meaning for our actions. Our relationships are visible, are on stage. They are no longer merely subjective and personal, but rather also focused on truth and discovering this together.
3) We recognize that each one of us has an ego, is prone to error. We mess up! We are often motivated by our ego needs. Accepting this, we can more clearly see our own and each other’s faults. We agree to bring everything to the table and see what’s true. We don’t have to defend. We don’t have a need to save face.
4) Despite our ego and error-proneness, deep down, we want to be held accountable and agree to strive to show up impeccably. We expect this of each other. We won’t make excuses for our error, because we choose to believe we always have choice. We take full responsibility for our actions and commit to this higher standard.
5) We agree that the context of our relationships together means we lean into our evolutionary edges, rather than fears, doubts, etc. We meet in our highest potential. Stretching to manifest our potential and explore this together, we have orientation to ‘no presumption of limitation’ — I will be my highest self, each of you will be your highest self.
6) In our evolutionary relationships we agree to be mirrors to each other–not just mirroring our self-image, but other things-shadow pieces– that are outside of our awareness. We agree to ask each other and to ask friends: “What do you think I don’t see about myself?”
7) We agree to the goal of on-going feedback. We challenge each other in a relational field of respect and love. We know we need input in order to change. We take responsibility for each other’s evolution. We know we can catalyze each other’s growth and evolution.
8) We aspire to show up as our deepest insights–to truly inspire each other. We do not pretend ‘to be good’, but rather commit to really living this life as the true value of being human. And, as such, we are an example for each other. We discover the truth of the statement “The next Buddha will be the Sangha” (Thich Nhat Hanh)