Successful Relationships Reading Corner
This week, we wrote about how conscious intention can lead to peace in your relationships, and have found some interesting articles that explore and reinforce this idea.
How to Co-Create a Conscious Relationship: 3 Spiritual Practices “For us, a conscious relationship is accessed any moment we decide to exist as two wholes sharing a path. It’s a state we feel when we: are responsible for own happiness and “stuff”; see each other through compassionate eyes; create space for honesty, accountability, and vulnerability; and, accept and appreciate one another for who we are (without trying to change each other). The predominant feeling generated by this state of consciousness is joy, peace, love, and empowerment.”
Love vs. Fear “Kübler-Ross argues that all other emotions exist under these two primary emotions: either an emotion comes from a place of fear or a place of love. These core emotions underlie every other emotion we have. Love and fear are opposites. Love breeds positive emotions like joy, peace, and satisfaction. Fear breeds negative emotions like anger, guilt, and sadness. Love and fear cannot coexist. As opposites, love and fear cannot be felt at the same time.”
Conscious Listening: How listening to understand can lead to relationship and life success “Active listening is a great way to start focusing more on when, where, how, and why people say what they say with the objective of improving communication and relationships. Conscious listening takes it to the next level. While you will still be reaping the same benefits that you would from active listening, such as improved communication and relationships, with conscious listening, you’ll also gain a greater capacity to truly understand whoever you are listening to.”