art of personal safety circle of defense monk

Personal Circle of Defense

"Communicating Boundaries"

The Personal Circle of Defense is about protecting our personal boundaries. It is respect for ourselves and other people. The ones who enter our personal boundaries are those we give our permission for them to do so…We choose to allow them.

Mentally, emotionally, and physically, all have their own personal circle of defense.

Our personal circle has to be made clear. We have to be in control of ourselves, in order to set our “tone” so others can understand who we are and what we need from them. This will help prevent any misunderstanding that may occur.

“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.”

– Henry Cloud

We spend most of our lives pretending to be someone else so that people who we do not even like, approves of us and like us for who we are not. We spend our time trying to live up to other people’s expectations, we do it so much we forget to pay attention to ourselves. When we expect other people to do what we want, we will surely be disappointed. When we crave other people’s approval, we become their slaves.

Our Personal Circles are our protective force field against unwanted people and/or behaviors. We have to be in control of ourselves to gain freedom from other people’s thoughts and opinions so that we can live our lives according to our own beliefs and values. We are here to design and live our lives. We are not here to live or design other people’s lives.

“Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment.”

– Lao Tzu

Take Advantage of your free two-hour session and see if the Art of Personal Safety is right for you.

art of personal safety circle of defense monk

Personal Circle of Defense

"Communicating Boundaries"

The Personal Circle of Defense is about protecting our personal boundaries. It is respect for ourselves and other people. The ones who enter our personal boundaries are those we give our permission for them to do so…We choose to allow them.

Mentally, emotionally, and physically, all have their own personal circle of defense.

Our personal circle has to be made clear. We have to be in control of ourselves, in order to set our “tone” so others can understand who we are and what we need from them. This will help prevent any misunderstanding that may occur.

“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.”

– Henry Cloud

We spend most of our lives pretending to be someone else so that people who we do not even like, approves of us and like us for who we are not. We spend our time trying to live up to other people’s expectations, we do it so much we forget to pay attention to ourselves. When we expect other people to do what we want, we will surely be disappointed. When we crave other people’s approval, we become their slaves.

Our Personal Circles are our protective force field against unwanted people and/or behaviors. We have to be in control of ourselves to gain freedom from other people’s thoughts and opinions so that we can live our lives according to our own beliefs and values. We are here to design and live our lives. We are not here to live or design other people’s lives.

“Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment.”

– Lao Tzu

Take Advantage of your free two-hour session and see if the Art of Personal Safety is right for you.