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3 Ways to Heal Relationships

3 Ways to Heal Relationships

If sharing is to take place, you must build a basis that includes equality, sensitivity, and communication.

In spirit everyone is equal. This isn’t just an abstract concept; it is the one perception that can overcome ego. If I feel superior to you, my superiority is rooted in self-image.

Equality isn’t based upon external factors or images. We all have an equal right to be appreciated, respected and understood. Some men find it hard to extend this concept to woman’s emotions. They were not taught to value their own feelings, which get expressed only as a last resort.

But to accept another person means accepting her emotions—there is nothing more basic or intrinsic. If this equality doesn’t exist, how can spirit really grow?

Spirit isn’t an emotion, but it provides an opening to our inner selves. You have to feel that your partner wants to understand you and your feelings before you can share experiences you barely understand yourself.

Being able to sense what is going on inside another person is a skill that has to be developed like any other. Sensitivity requires setting aside your notions of what the other person is feeling, what you think she should feel, and what you hope she isn’t feeling. Wherever the ego intrudes, sensitivity cannot be present.
To be sensitive you will have to abandon being right all the time, being in control, having needs that must dominate over the needs of others, and so forth.

Communion is the root word in communication, reminding us that to communicate with another person isn’t to pass on information. It is to draw another into union with yourself.

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Adapted from The Path to Love, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 1997).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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4:57AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

11:56PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Yes,love and care :-)

2:50AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Relationship is a two-way road if people involve dare to share

2:38AM PST on Jan 6, 2013


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12:36AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Yes :-)

1:18AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

How very true but if BOTH people don't work at it, it won't work! Thanks for info!

4:46AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012


12:58AM PDT on May 21, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:00PM PDT on Apr 26, 2012

thanks for sharing

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