Mutuality is often presented as a tandem exercise: I’ll hold you in mutuality if you hold me in mutuality. There’s a tacit understanding that it takes two to tango—that two people have to be engaging the practice for it to be mutuality. It’s a useful way to learn.
As we take increasing responsibility for our experiences, mutuality flowers into a deeper and more powerful way of holding and viewing others and the world in general.
Encountering any other being becomes a chance to recognize all Being as an integral part of who we are. We begin to do our best to hold everyone (and everything) in that spirit.
Mutuality then becomes our attitude toward life without restraint as we meet and open to ourselves everywhere.
Art and Practice
Don Freas is an artist, writer, and poet in Olympia, Washington.