This is the second episode of a two part series discussing important components of healthy relationships. It discusses the concept of seeing yourself as an embodiment of love and how that perspective can guide you in your day-to-day interactions (exercise at 07:06). It also reviews an exercise to help you develop a stable sense of yourself that is not tied to the roles that you play in your life.
By clarifying our values and seeing ourselves clearly, we can develop a more clear sense of what we want from relationships. From there, we can learn to clearly communicate our wants and needs and set boundaries appropriately. Developing intimacy in relationships requires that we take a leap of faith into vulnerability. I mention a compelling TED talk by Brene Brown called The Power of Vulnerability.
Finding deep intimacy in relationships sometimes means being able to walk away from relationships when we are no longer compatible to make room from greater connection in new relationships.
For one day (or hour or interaction), live as though you are an embodiment of love. Treat yourself and others from that perspective. I also encourage you to let yourself be seen in your relationships.
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