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Beyond Sorry: A Better Way to Handle Conflict in Your Relationship

“Sorry isn’t always enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.” ~Unknown When I was young I was like every other kid, always in and out of trouble. I pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in order to see what I could get away with. When I pushed, I’d often keep on pushing until someone said “stop.” During my childhood I heard lots of: “STOP!!”  Quickly followed by: “Say you’re sorry.” Say those two magical words, “I’m sorry,” and all the pain will go away. Then I’ll be back in the good books and can go play with my friends again. During this time I received another strong message that many children hear. It’s the one that says some of your feelings...

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What is the spiritual purpose of getting married

What is the purpose of getting married? Generally, people marry because they are in search of life-long companionship, through which they can fill their life with love and happiness. Marriage is indeed a life-long commitment that is fulfilled when founded on love and happiness; and not on money, power, status or any other temptation in mind. If you are considering marriage, go for it whole-heartedly, for a half-hearted relationship will spoil the lives of both. It’s in the best interest of all to never get married with serious doubts in your mind, or with the thought that you should actually not get married, or owing to any force, compulsion or pressure, or simply out of fear that you may be seen as left-out...

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Happily Single: Why Marriage Wasn’t a Good Fit for Me

“I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.” ~Edie Falco I knew what was coming. My co-worker Rose was midway through her second chocolate martini and feeling loose enough at our after-work get-together to stop talking about her marriage and instead, start talking about my non-marriage. “I don’t get it. Why haven’t you ever been married?” she asked, in a disbelieving tone. I sighed. “You know, this is the third time you’ve asked me that. Remember? We had that whole conversation about it at the office Christmas party last year.” Looking deeply perplexed, she sipped at her drink, not ready to drop the subject. “I just mean…you’re so attractive...

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How Mindfulness Is Saving My Relationship

“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn I started meditating and practicing mindfulness more seriously several years ago incorporating it in to my daily routine, initially to help with my anxiety. My practice certainly helped me by leaps and bounds in overcoming my anxiety, but an unexpected side effect has been the impact it’s having on my marriage. We’ve not been married long, and as many couples before us have experienced, getting accustomed to this new dynamic can be at times… difficult. Learning to communicate and compromise isn’t always a smooth ride. He cares about being on time...

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Can a Relationship Survive When One Partner Isn’t Spiritual?

You meditate, practice mindfulness, do inner child work, shadow work, burn incense, communicate with your spirit guides and are passionate about the spiritual path … but the only problem is that your partner isn’t. In fact, not only are they not interested in the spiritual path but they also have a hard time understanding why you engage in various spiritual practices in the first place. A thought may have gone through your mind, “can this relationship survive?” This is a troubling thought and may be accompanied by feelings of anxiety, emotional discomfort or even a sensation of looming endangerment. I want to help you reach some semblance of peace and clarity by the end of this article. Is Your Relationship Doomed? First off, this is...

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