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What is Peace Within a Relationship Like?

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
Thich Nhat Hanh

We have a deeply peaceful relationship, and feel so graced by it that we feel an obligation to share what the components of this type of relating are, and how to achieve this experience. We firmly believe that the peace that we have discovered and live is achievable by many and that these types of peaceful relationships can transform the world.

This week, we’d like to describe the qualities of peace within our relationship. It’s hard to do so in the same way that it is hard to come up with words for any interior experience – a sunset, for example. We can only use adjectives and metaphors and hope they create a little of the same experience.

In our writings, we often talk about how peaceful our relationship is. We describe the wonderful feeling of comfort and even safety that we feel. We share how this sense of well-being accompanies us through our days and is such a supportive foundation for life interactions. Peace is a tangible experience. It is the sense of not being pulled in any direction. For us it is effortless; it is not something we strain to do. We share this not to flaunt but to inspire and to inform. We believe firmly that you too can have this kind of relationship, if you so desire.

Click here to read more, and may peace be upon you.

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This week's image comes from www.ideclareworldpeace.com, a wonderful peace project run by Lawrence Gelber.

Peace is a conscious choice.
John Denver.
"One of the most surprising aspects of our relationship is the direct experience of peace that it engenders. This follows naturally from the alternatives to conflict that we practice. For us, peace is not a void described by the absence of conflict, anger or war. Peace is an actual experience. It is filled with calm, assurance of goodness, acute awareness of presence, acceptance of what is, joy, and overflowing love. It is both intense passionate happiness and quiet, rock-solid reassurance. Peace permeates all of our interactions and is our underpinning, our foundation. We are convinced that this knowledge and the direct experience of actual peace can be available in every relationship."

Taken from our latest book "How Two: Have a Successful Relationship." Click here to buy it on Amazon.

Successful Relationship Reading Corner


In this week's blog, we write about what peace in a relationship is like, and here are some other peoples' thoughts on this subject.

5 Top Tips to Enhance Relationships and Find Inner Peace "We all have challenges in our relationships at some time or other. If you are having relationship problems, you wouldn't be having them if you weren't having them with yourself. It all starts with you, being at peace with yourself! You cannot expect to have peace with others, never mind even thinking of having a healthy relationship when you have turmoil inside of you."

Peace Love and Happiness: Finding Inner Peace and Accepting Love = Happiness "Does everyone really have a soul mate? It seems that everyone is searching for that one special person that will make their life complete. Then we’ll truly find happiness right? Hollywood has made it hard for people to live up to the expectations of the fairytale relationship. I’m not a pessimist, just a realist. Don’t get me wrong, I have a wonderful life and a beautiful wife whom I have an amazing relationship with. And by all accounts, I have never been happier. But it had more to do with me than her or “us.”"

Happiness in Relationships "Happiness in relationships thrives when it involves people that already feel whole, secure and happy. These people do not depend on a relationship to give them anything. All of their relationships then reflect the wholeness of what they are. Is this your experience or are you demanding that relationships give you something they cannot?"

Spreading peace one relationship at a time
Phil and Maude
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