It is the relationship between you and yourself and it is also the relationship between you and the world. In this relationship, there is a sense of extended interconnectedness between the self and the Yamasa Ona, as they are seen as many different aspects of existence that both exist within and outside of the individual. I don’t know if I would use the word reciprocity to describe the relationship as I don’t believe it would be reciprocity to extend or move my arm to pick up something, but I also wouldn’t call it transactional as you simply don’t put something in to get something out.
So I guess I would call the relationship personal and communal there’s no giving or taking and there is no obligation for either party to do anything, if we can even consider it to parties at all. Rather, it is a personal and communal journey of self-discovery and growth, where the individual seeks to find greater harmony and connection with the world around them. In this sense, it can be seen as a form of self-cultivation, where the individual seeks to cultivate their own personal qualities and understanding in order to better engage with the world around them.
Simply put, it is an individual of mind, body, and spirit working with themselves.
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