Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Relationships

Caught him with his mouth full...
 
“Can the purpose of a relationship be to trigger our wounds? In a way, yes, because that is how healing happens; darkness must be exposed before it can be transformed. The purpose of an intimate relationship is not that it be a place where we can hide from our weaknesses, but rather where we can safely let them go. It takes strength of character to truly delve into the mystery of an intimate relationship...
 
Marianne Williamson

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Love this quote! Though I've invested years working on my intimacy issues, relationships still continue to baffle and elude me at times. I've made some progress. I now, have an understanding that to have an intimate relationship, I need to be patient, flexible, vulnerable, trusting, forgiving, and completely honest. I also have to be willing to face any fears I have of rejection or loss...

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The purpose of relationship
is not to have another who might complete you,
but to have another with whom
you might share your completeness.

~ Neale Donald Walsch ~

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