Our most intimate relationships—the ones that matter most to us—can each, in their way, be a sort of monastery. The space between two people who have committed to being in relationship with one another can be a sort of chamber in which the boundaries of the self are tested over and over again. To what degree are you willing to compromise? Where are you willing to have your perspectives transformed? How can you find compassion and courage even when you're feeling hurt or vulnerable?
And, critically: What can you just... let go of?