Qualities Worth Cultivating

All too often, very unsavory qualities are associated with relationships.

Turn on any television and you will see:

  • Jealousy
  • Revenge
  • Competition
  • Addictive behavior
  • Possessiveness
  • Drama
  • Instability

You can see how this appeals to our lower natures.  It make for good television drama, and unfortunately, we can see it replicated over and over again on the street, in our families and even in our love lives which results heartbreak, isolation, and loneliness.

Now let’s turn to unsung heroic qualities that cultivate happy relationships.

The overall quality is GRACE, which by definition includes ease, flow, and effortless movement.  It also contains respect, kindness, and compassion.

When we can cultivate these qualities in ourselves first, they can then overflow into all of our relationships, whether it is with a stranger on the street or our potential beloved.

You won’t see much of the above characteristics in advertisements or “reality TV,” but you will notice that they are present in loving, committed, relationships that last.

Your Turn:

How can you cultivate a graceful air in your being?  What creative measures can you take to include more ease, flow, and compassion into your daily life?  When you do, what sort of miracles do you see taking place?  How do your relationships benefit from your grace?

 

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