Part 4 in a series on Conscious Relationships leading up to our November Conscious Relationships workshop. Read Part 1, 2 & 3 here:
Conscious relationships = commitment to growth as an individual, as a couple, as a community where we are an addition to another’s life, but not the foundation on which it is built. Growth is the goal, both for ourselves, our partner and our relationship.
To know and to be known, to love and to be loved in return, to feel visible, safe, wanted, precious, special and to be able to trust this. This is conscious connection, and this connection opens us deeply within ourselves to be able to be our highest best for each other.
It is the notion of deliberate intent, of being able to trust your own feelings, your intuitive sense, and to be able to communicate that freely to another and to know that you will be respected, secure and not held in judgment.
This, of course, requires an understanding of your own worthiness, your own specialness, in such a way that you come to know that partnership with the other is not to get this from them, but to live it within you. Relationships become more conscious with the understanding that you are responsible for commitment to your own growth as an individual. You first, then the other, then the relationship.
Mindfulness practice helps us to connect more authentically to ourselves, makes us aware of the inner voice of shame, blame and guilt, the voice of unlove we feed on in ourselves, and directs us toward a clearer sense of our own conscious connection within.
At Mindful ME we delight in the teachings of mindfulness as a vehicle for personal, relationship and community growth. We see and experience this growth happening daily within our mindful community.