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Weekly eZine                               Issue No.729 Dt:27-05-2018

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The Key to a Great Relationship
by Kathleen E. Sims

This will not be new news to you - however, please keep reading. The Key to a Great Relationship is Authenticity - read on to know what I mean by this.

It includes radical honesty, negotiation, intimacy (which is to reveal oneself - to be fully seen), and transparency (which is hiding nothing). We all think we know how to communicate - however, what we actually know how to do is talk. Communication is much more than just talking - it means there is a speaker and a receiver. The responsibility of understanding is on both people. The question is: Is the speaker communicating in a way that is understandable to the other - and, is the receiver really listening to the speaker - without filters, judgments, projections and misinterpretations.

Because we each have different histories, we have different beliefs and filters, therefore, most of what we hear are distortions of what the other person means. We also speak a different language than one another without realizing it. In my Work with couples, I often have to translate what each is saying into the other's language. Because of this phenomenon we end up, for the most part, only knowing the person living in our head, created from our interpretations.

In relationships, we soon learn to withhold things -- building walls, rather than more intimacy and deeper connections. Our basic fears (conscious, or not) are of judgments, disapproval and abandonment. Because of these basic human fears, our 'withholding' communication stack gets higher.

To begin to transform this, make a list of your Undelivered/Incomplete Communications to your partner. Then choose the one, that if you were able to communicate it effectively, it would leverage the greatest positive change in your relationship.

Next, follow the format below. When followed to the 'tee' - Miracles begin to happen.

Steps to Delivering Uncomfortable Communications

Step 1 - Do Forgiveness on the other and yourself, so you feel centered. An effective method is to write forgiveness statements repeatedly, until you feel a shift.

Step 2 - Tell your partner that you have something you want to talk to them about, and ask if the two of you can set up an uninterrupted time to have a discussion? Do not talk about the subject yet. Make certain the time you set will be enough time so you can complete the communication, and the other will have an opportunity to respond - until a conclusion is drawn.

Step 3 - When you meet: Start with telling them you appreciate their time and willingness. Then tell them what you are afraid will happen during the discussion. (ie. I am afraid you will interrupt, or not listen, etc.)

Step 4 - Make requests of them that will help take care of your fears. (ie. I would like you not to talk until I am done, etc.). Ask for their agreement on each item separately. Always honor the other's 'Free Will' to make their choice about what they are willing to do. Ask if there is any request they have for you in supporting the environment. The purpose of this is to set up a safe atmosphere so the honest communication can happen.

Step 5 - Now you will be able to speak more calmly and clearly about the subject. Only use 'I' statements. (No interruptions - take turns, use deep listening skills and paraphrase back what you heard - checking for accuracy of meaning.)


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Step 6 - When you are complete, allow the other to say whatever they need to. If the subject calls for it - make requests, negotiate, and come to a Win/Win Agreement.

If by chance, completion can't occur at this time, set up a specific time when you will resume - and say what you will commit to thinking over until then.

Step 7 - Acknowledge the other for keeping the Agreements you started with, and for participating fully, etc.

As we begin to build a new history by Being Truly Authentic, we discover that it is possible to Effectively Deliver Uncomfortable Communications, and both parties come out the other side, better as a result. Magically our 'stack' begins to diminish, allowing our trust to strengthen and our connections to get deeper.
From Being Truly Authentic with our Partner, we grow in trust, and love has a fertile ground to flourish.

 

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"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor." - Sholom Aleichem

"Nothing resists a human will that stakes its very existence upon the achievement of its purpose." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." - Eric Hoffer

"If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him." - Paulo Coelho

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From the Editor's Desk Quotes of the Week Spiritual Centre Story Time Inspirational Words Time to Smile New Initiatives by Seechange
Spiritual Centre

Peace

When I used to go to my Master, people used to come to Him for realisation. Now most of the persons who come to me want only peace. Time has brought such a change. Restlessness is prevailing everywhere. Everybody is hungry for peace. But the difficulty is that nobody knows what peace is. If one who worships God daily is somehow not able to worship one day in the morning, he feels restless; and when he does it, satisfaction is there. People think satisfaction is peace, so they are not peaceful but only satisfied.


(C) Shri. Kamlesh D. Patel - President, Shri Ram Chandra Mission - http://www.sahajmarg.org

From the Editor's Desk Quotes of the Week Spiritual Centre Story Time Inspirational Words Time to Smile New Initiatives by Seechange
Story Time - The Mountain Man

It was 1960. Landless laborers, the Musahars, lived amid rocky terrain in the remote Atri block of Gaya, Bihar, in northern India. In the community of Gehlour, they were regarded the lowest of the low in a caste-ridden society, and denied the basics: water supply, electricity, a school, a medical center.

A 300-foot tall mountain loomed between them and all the basic facilities that they had always longed for.

Like all the Musahar men, Dashrath Manjhi worked on the other side of the mountain. At noon, his wife Phaguni would bring his lunch. As they had no road, the trek took hours over the mountain. Dashrath tilled fields for a landlord on the other side. He would quarry stone. And then in a few hours, he would be tired and hungry.

Phaguni, Dashrath’s wife, prepared for her treacherous climb up the mountain. She wrapped the ‘rotis’, filled a container with a thin curry, and bundled the food into a square of cloth. She picked a small pot of water, and hoisted it on her head. Her children sat playing by their hut in the small Musahar settlement in the mountain’s shadow.He would watch and wait for Phaguni. That day, she would come to him empty handed, injured. As the harsh sun beat down, Phaguni tripped on a loose rock, and was badly injured. Her water pot shattered. She slid down several feet, injuring her leg. Hours past noon, she limped to her husband. He was angry at her for being late.

But on seeing her wounds and tears, he made a decision. He decided that he was not going to wait for anyone to solve his problems, he was going to do-it-himself.

Word spread far and wide. He would start early in the morning, chip the mountain for a few hours, then work on the fields, and come back to work on the mountain again. He would hardly sleep. The villagers gradually began to respect him, and started donating food to his family. He eventually quit his wage job, and started spending as much time as he could, breaking the mountain.

Then, Phaguni fell ill. The doctor was in Wazirganj, which stood just on the other side of the mountain, but the road leading to it was 75 kilometers long. Unable to make the journey, she passed away. Her death not only enraged him more, it spurred him on.

It was not an easy task. He would often get hurt by the rocks falling from the unyielding mountain. He would rest and then start again. At times, he helped people carry their things over the mountain for a small fee, money to feed his children. After 10 years, as Manjhi chipped away, people saw a cleft in the mountain and some came to help.

Manjhi broke through that last thin wall of rock, and walked into the other side of the mountain. After 22 years, Dashrath Das Manjhi, the common man, the landless laborer, had broken the mountain: he had carved out a road 360 feet long, 30 feet wide. Wazirganj, with its doctors, jobs, and school, was now only 5 kilometers away. People from 60 villages in Atri could use his road. Children had to walk only 3 kilometers to reach school. Grateful, they began to call him ‘Baba’, the revered man.

Debrief

I tell this story because it illustrates one of the most important things in life?—?great things take time.
The analogy I like to use is building a fire. Most of your life you gather firewood. It’s not useful by itself, but it has potential. You keep gathering. You keep storing away information, memories, thoughts, opinions. You do this until one day you get a spark of inspiration and decide to start a fire. Your fire starts small. A few people see it, but most ignore it. You keep throwing more logs on the fire and it burns brighter. Maybe more see it and take notice, but it’s still mostly unknown. You keep at it day by day, night by night until you have a roaring blaze. Then they can’t ignore you. Build your fire.

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Inspirational Words


"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." - Zig Ziglar

"Failure is enriching. It’s also important to accept that you’ll make mistakes—it’s how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life’s negative moments." - Alain Ducasse

"Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement." - Alfred Adler

"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." - John C. Maxwell

"Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd." - Unknown

"Envy shoots at others and wounds itself." - English Proverb

"When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself." - Deepak Chopra

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body." - Seneca

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Time to Smile

Life is Like That

Unconditional Love

A man was standing in front of the bathroom mirror one evening admiring his reflection, when he posed the following question to his wife of 20 years, “Will you still love me when I’m old, fat, and balding?”

She answered, “Of course I will. I've already been doing it for the past 5 years haven't I?”

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