Love You Want
Thoughts turn toward love relationships
as St Valentine’s Day is celebrated by couples. For some it is just another day, or worse, a painful
reminder of being single—of not finding that special someone, our perfect match. While some people
may prefer to remain single throughout their lives, most people work to bond with and live in partnership with a person they
define as the right partner.
Rather than searching for the right
partner, it might be helpful to think of being the right partner. To triumph at becoming the right partner
we need to explore and resolve the old issues (some may be from childhood) that can continue to influence our behavior and
feelings. We should examine why we keep making the same mistakes again and again in our relationships.
Once we have completed this task, we are then free to enter into a healthy, mature relationship.
relationship is based on mutual respect, awareness and commitment. It is healing and it leads to authentic
wholeness for each partner. We recognize what our partner needs, and we provide these kindly, lovingly
and without conditions. Even in healthy relationships, there are times when our partner’s behavior
may cause us anxiety, pain or hurt, we can show our maturity by understanding and containing our own reactions in order to
help the other person to feel unconditionally loved as they work through an issue.
"Fulfillment is natural and not to be ashamed of. Ecstasy is a state of the soul transmitted through
the body. Union consists of two people opening to the same Being."
-- Deepak Chopra