Quotes On Relationships And Trust Biography
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
~ Author Unknown ~
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 ~
... 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.
~ from "Soul Stories" by Gary Zukav ~
Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind;
and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~ William Shakespeare ~
Everything that irritates us about others
Can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
~ Carl Jung (1875-1961),
The heart that loves
is forever young.
~ Greek proverb ~
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.
~ Gary Zukav & Linda Francis - from "The Heart Of The Soul" ~
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, Journilist and Author ~
Love is the most potent cause of anxiety
and also the most difficult to face.
~ Author Unknown ~
I have learned silence from the talkative,
tolerance from the intolerant
and kindness from the unkind.
I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
If you love someone,
~ Author Unknown ~
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.
~ Gary Zukav & Linda Francis - "fromT"he Heart of the Soul" ~