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Life is a continuous circle of relationships. We are meant to intermingle ourrelationships and createa mosaic to weave through, find comfort, courage and growth.That is the ultimate.Relationships define ourselves, our courage, our adaptability, our truth.Everything we do, twenty-four hours a day, is in direct relationship with something.These relationships may be with ourselves, with a parent, a child, sibling, friend, orwith a significant other. Relationships involve our use or abuse of our jobs, hobbies,environments, friends, neighbours and our gods.Relationships are really what it is all about. Within our relationships we are givenopportunities to define our own existence, how far we have come,where we aregoing, how much we trust.Our relationship with ourselves must be our primary relationship. This helps usdefine ourselves while creating an ever widening circle to encompass the world atlarge.As we walk through the pages of this book, hopefully we can begin to see patterns wehave created for ourselves, get a sense of where oour growth has been, and becomeaware of what we yet need to do.It is a monitoring process that can only be handled one day at a time. And yet, whilewe monitor, we continue to learn from the experiences that we have created forourselves. We do not obsess over them, we just take the information that has beenhanded to us, and use it the best way we know how.It's all we can do. And, in fact, it is all we are expected to do. So, we take ourrelationships, place them into our own circles, learn what we need to learn, enjoy asmuch as we can, work through any pain that needs to be addressed. In other words,