Many people have tried to describe the sacred partnership between two souls that outlasts the difficulties of daily life and transcends death. But even our business and professional relationships can be sacred partnerships. Do your relationships come from a place of spiritual awareness? Read this description of sacred partnership and see if your relationships are headed in the right direction:
“Sacred partnership is a rich and deep friendship between equals that brings us sanctuary, soul growth and sizzle.” — Sue Patton Thoele
This ideal of mature relationships describes a relationship predicated upon mutual awareness, respect, equality and a highly developed love that has progressed beyond mere sentiment and attachment.
It reminds one of the poet R.M. Rilke’s description of the ideal marriage, in which two people guard one another’s solitude. Thoele names such a relationship as sacred because it involves the spiritual life of two people who live and grow together in the dimension of their inner lives, their souls.
We can extend this model to our business and professional relationships, recognizing the possibility for each transaction to be of mutual benefit and respect. The relationship of sacred partnerships forms a sanctuary that fosters both the inner growth of individuals and outer societal growth when applied in that direction. It is powerful and a real treasure.
Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Wayne Teasdale. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004).