I was fortunate to spend 5 days last week in New York City celebrating my wedding anniversary. The experience got me thinking about relationships in general and how the really good ones light up my life.
Would you agree, that at the core of our human experience, it's the desire to be connected to others in deeply, genuine and authentic ways is what brings the greatest satisfaction and meaning to our lives?
And if that's true (and I believe it is) - I ask myself, what am I doing to improve and deepen the relationships I care about the most?
Also, what makes the really good one's so good? Relationships include a significant other, friend, family member, colleague, or acquaintance and the most important relationship of all in my opinion, the connection between yourself and your spirit.
If I had to pick one thing that I'm working on to improve my relationships it's this - and I steal Oprah's line - 'what I know for sure' is in today's busy-busy world and addiction to digital devices, now more than ever practicing being fully present and truly listening to the other person is where the oooey gooey goodness lies.
This about the last time you were with someone who was fully present with you, totally listening and engaged. It was a pretty magical feeling huh?
So, if you're like me and treasure your relationships and want to see them evolve and thrive over time, the following two articles have some awesome wisdom that, if practiced, is sure to lead to better relationships and abundantly more happiness.
How many of these are you practicing and bringing to your relationships?
Leave me a comment and share what's working for you or ways you're struggling and I'll be sure to respond.
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