Manage episode 333441105 series 2290273
In their relationships, many want to be both close and free at the same time. They crave the connection and intimacy but at the same time need freedom. We all need to grow, change, express ourselves and be who we are. The art of balancing freedom and closeness is what makes relationships fulfilling and also challenging at the same time. That is why relationhships are an amazing spiritual practice. This practices forces us to understand that the true nature of freedom and independence is not going to hurt anyone. It doesn't ignore the feelings and rights of others. In fact when we are free to be true to ourselves, it is only then that we can truly be a real friend. It is then that we can feel safe with others, able to know them, enjoy them, and grow together along our journey. The secret of finding freedom in relationships becomes clear as we find the freedom to express, honor and respect ourselves without fear of others reactions, and loss.