Learn how to listen to each other, express your truth and deepen intimacy. When you both feel stuck in the same old relational patterns of blame and hurt it can be hard to find new ways of understanding and relating.
Through focused attention to the present moment’s experience along with compassionate understanding and listening, you can shine the light of awareness on old patterns.
Together you will develop new ways of relating and deepening understanding and intimacy.
An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.
It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.
It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.
It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.
– Adrienne Rich