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What Makes a Relationship Work?

Life delights in life.

William Blake

How do we connect with other people? Do we rely on conflict, suffering, manipulation, gossip, one-upmanship?
Do we create relationships that can be controlled safely, and then call that “reality”?

Real connection requires two people, both wanting to be in the relationship, to approach each other as equals.

A good relationship brings up happiness, growth, and a satisfying feelings of  closeness. We are able to be ourselves, without adjusting our beliefs or behavior to please the other person or to maintain the relationship.

The moment we abandon our equality, we have a power struggle, not a relationship.

Now, we can connect with other people, giving and receiving, and finding the joy that comes with true connection.

Say with me:
There is a triangle in my relationships: myself, the other person, and my Higher Power.
I can trust the connection I feel, giving what I can without worrying about what I may receive in return.

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