It has been quite a week! I am feeling sort of under the weather but coping, mostly on will power. I know I haven't been particularly prolific this week please bear with me. I thought I'd share these very wise words I came across on www.higherawareness.com. It is a very inspirational website. I would love to hear what you think.
The challenge of relationships
"It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find out the next morning that it was someone else."
-- Samuel Rogers
Despite our passion for romantic love, relationships are not the easiest way to find love and peace. They are, however, one of the most effective for finding our blocks.
Relationships naturally bring out into full view our desires, attachments and unconscious programs – our likes, dislikes, belief systems, judgments, compulsions, conformities, etc. Relationships challenge us because they take us deep into thoughts, feelings and experiences we have suppressed for a lifetime. That’s why they provide the very best arena for personal growth!
“Human relationships are the perfect tool for sanding away our rough edges and getting at the core of divinity within us.”
-- Eknath Easwaran
This is a very important formula for the world of work, indeed for life in general. Relationships are the foundation of our whole lives. They dictate how we navigate through life and affect us very strongly when they go badly. Everything we do and are, depends on how we handle relationships. I find that everyday of my life I learn new things about relationships, you never have a handle on how to deal with people. That is why it is important to know how to deal with conflict, how to resolve it amicably. Most of us learn to either ignore it or be aggressive in conflict situations, making the situation worse. It is important to learn how to build good relationships. It is certainly not an easy task.