A collection of inspirational wisdom, sayings and quotes about relationships, love, marriage and spiritual partnership.
There are many different types of relationships we can have with one another, from friendship, romantic love to parental or sibling love, or working relationships. Whilst love can feel wonderful and bring much joy and happiness, it can also bring much pain. Yet it is through pain that we learn the most.
To live without love is to not live at all and shrivels the soul, and we learn nothing.
But there are ways to be in relationship with others that is positive and uplifting to yourself and to the other, even if the relationship doesn't last forever. In love relationships we have much to learn from the other. The important people in our lives (actually all people in our lives) are really mirrors. We draw to us those who will help us learn about ourselves. Each time we are presented with a challenge in a relationship, we are really being presented with an 'opportunity' to look inside ourselves to see what about us it is that needs working on, so that we may grow.
As an example, if a partner behaves in a way that elicits let's say, jealousy, in us, then they are actually triggering an emotion inside us that is incomplete - that is the 'mirror'. We look at that emotion that has been triggered and so rather than point a finger at the other one (that is us being a 'victim'), we look at our 'jealousy' and see that we have an issue with 'jealousy' and there is our opportunity to change that about ourselves. Jealousy is a fear that we are not good enough, and therefore we can then see that if we worked on our 'not-good-enough' belief, then regardless of the other person's behaviour, we would no longer experience 'jealousy (that is us taking back our power).
We can't change another, only ourselves.
|As a rose cant live
without the rain
So a heart can't love
without risk of pain
The purpose of relationship
is not to have another who might complete you,
but to have another with whom
you might share your completeness.
... The new female and the new male
are partners on a journey of spiritual growth.
They want to make the journey.
Their love and trust keep them together.
Their intuition guides them. They consult with each other.
They are friends. They laugh a lot. They are equals.
That is what a spiritual partnership is:
a partnership between equals
for the purpose of spiritual growth.
Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind;
and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Everything that irritates us about others
Can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The heart that loves
is forever young.
Lack of self-worth is the fundamental source of all emotional pain.
A feeling of insecurity, unworthiness and lack of value
is the core experience of powerlessness.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
Love is the most potent cause of anxiety
and also the most difficult to face.
I have learned silence from the talkative,
tolerance from the intolerant
and kindness from the unkind.
I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.
If you love someone,
A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it.
Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you
change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.
The worst thing you can possibly do
is worry about what you could have done.
You must speak to be heard,
You have to be silent to be appreciated.
A loving person lives in a loving world,
A hostile person lives in a hostile world,
Everyone you meet is your mirror.
What comes from the heart,
touches the heart.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
The reason a dog has so many friends
is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
What angers us in another person
is more often than not an unhealed aspect of ourselves.
If we had already resolved that particular issue,
we would not be irritated by its reflection back to us.
They may forget what you said,
but they will never forget how you made them feel.
The less you open your heart to others,
the more your heart suffers.
Attachment to being right creates suffering.
When you have a choice to be right, or to be kind,
and watch your suffering disappear.
No-one can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
It is important from time to time
to slow down, to go away by yourself,
and simply BE.
Nothing can hurt you
unless you give it the power to do so.
As human beings,
our greatness lies not so much
in being able to remake the world
as in being able to remake ourselves.
The people we are in relationship with
are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs,
and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.
So... relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth...
If we look honestly at our relationships,
we can see so much about how we have created them.
You must begin to trust yourself.
If you do not, then you will forever be looking to others
to prove your own merit to you, and you will never be satisfied.
You will always be asking others what to do
and at the same time resenting those from whom you seek such aid.