Category: Presence

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to be present in your life and relationship. Here are some interesting perspectives on presence.
Freedom Is Being Present “We live two lives: we live life in our thoughts and we live life as our experience of the present moment.
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How to Be Present in Your Life and Relationship

Many people, both famous and obscure, have written about having an enlightenment experience. In describing this, being present is always mentioned, so it is easy to infer that it too requires some great epiphany.
Yet being present is not that inaccessible, and to see why, it helps to look at its contrasts, the past and the future.
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4 Ways to Break Bad Patterns in Your Relationship

We write from our direct experience to share how well we work together. When we first saw this, it was a mysterious phenomenon, and we have spent years discussing and analyzing what, exactly, we are doing. Our idea has always been to say that it exists, to create the belief that such a relationship is possible, and let people examine their own lives to see what to change so that they, too, can have this experience.
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In this week’s blog, we asked why are core values important in your relationship? Here are some articles that deal with core values, including an exercise to help determine them.
The key for a successful relationship: Aligned values “Aligned values are one the most important things in any relationship.
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Why Are Core Values Important in Your Relationship? The Spectrum of Acceptance Part 1

PHIL: Have you ever been in a relationship where the same issue kept coming up again and again? It may have been twice a week or twice a year, but it was something the two of you could never resolve.
That was a core value.
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In this week’s blog we asked if you are open to the sacred in your relationship. Here are some writings that others have done.
What is Sacred Union with Another Person? “A sacred relationship is a relationship in which we are inspired to see the Divine in another person.
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Are You Open to the Sacred in Your Relationship?

Our relationship has been filled with revelations for both of us. The largest of those has been its sacred nature. We use this phrase consciously, as we came to this truth through actual experience.
We call it our sacred space, a time when we set aside our involvement with the world and come together to revel in each other’s presence.
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about maintaining presence in the face of adversity. Here are some articles on different aspects of presence.
Living in the Moment of Your Relationship “First off, forgive yourself for failing to live in the Now now and again (or often).
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How to Maintain Presence in the Face of Adversity

We thought we would share our individual writings this time instead of merging them.
MAUDE: This week it has felt like we are in the middle of hell! Fires are raging all around us (We are in Southern California.) Friends and family are losing homes, being displaced and living in danger.
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In this week’s blog, we asked how commitment and presence affect your relationship. Here are two articles and a poem that we liked.
38 Ways To Really Show Up In Your Relationship “Do you show up in your relationships? Are you really, truly there for your partner, with full presence and commitment?
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