#1 – Listen With Your Heart
Most people in society listen to people with their ears and minds. Although this works for accomplishing some goals, when you listen with your heart, growth and depth becomes exponential. You become in greater line with your higher power, your angels and your purpose.
#2 – Passion
What is their passion? Help them find it. Develop their extreme interests as well as your own.
This weekend I spoke to my Dad for the first time in a long time.
Although it’s been over a month since we spoke, we always pick up right where we left off.
And I never get off the phone without my Dad blessing my heart.
As soon as he picked up, the sound of his voice brought a smile to my face, but what he said next brought me to tears.
“Hi Sweetie, it’s nice to hear from you. Even though we don’t talk all the time, I want you to know I think of you every day. When I say my prayers at night, you’re always one of the first people that comes to mind because I thank God for the people who make me so happy to be alive. It’s so nice to know you’re in the world, out there, doing your thing. Even if I don’t know all the details, I thank God for whatever you’re doing in the world every day.”
Who knew something as simple as a prayer could mean so much?
It reminded me of the simple yet profound power of prayer.
Like father, like daughter, I began praying for all the meaningful people in my life too as I went to sleep that night.
Who do you pray for or who has means the most in your life?
#4 – Acknowledge Your Feelings
Loving yourself gives you the strength to love others.
Take 5 seconds. See how you feel.
Take another 5 seconds. Invite the feeling to sit with you for a moment.
Take another 5 seconds. Give the feeling love and attention.
Take another 5 seconds. Let the feeling go.
You are not your feelings and your feelings are not you. Knowledge them and honor them with the insight to avoid creating a self-imposed prison of them.
It’s usually during this process I get a flutter of inspiration to initiate action that is true and genuine. When I get them, I act quick. It moves my relationships, heart, spirit and life forward.
Categories: Better Relationships