Relationships are tricky things.
We often find ourselves in relationships that aren’t working.
Sometimes we have not idea why.
Is it all about the other person?
Is it all about ourselves?
Is it about both of us?
Or is it about something else?
Perhaps there is a different perspective we can take.
A different way of looking at relationships that can helps us to be better.
What about our relationship to the relationship?
We often forget that when we come together, there is something more created.
What is our relationship to the actual relationship?
Are we being in service to the other person or to the relationship?
Are we paying attention just to the other person or do we pay attention to the relationship itself?
How do we feel about the relationship?
Are we joyful? Are we sad? Are we tired? Are we irritated?
Not to the other person.
To the relationship itself.
Can we be more playful with the relationship?
Can we cherish and adore the relationship?
It’s not just about the other person.
It’s not just about ourselves.
It’s about everyone involved.
And their individual relationship to the relationship.
Whether it is a business relationship, a family relationship, or an intimate relationship.
When we consider how we relate to the relationship we are in, we see things different.
With a different perspective.
When we look at it differently, we can create something different.
A more vibrant relationship.
A more healthy relationship.
A more joyful relationship.
Not to or with the other person.
With the relationship itself.
So how are you feeling about your relationships?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant