Some trends may come and go but being compassionate never goes out of style! Living in such a fast-paced and often stressful world can take a toll on our ability to create and maintain happy, honest, and healthy relationships.
A lot of factors go into not only forming, but continuing to have solid relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. Here are a few that can help you out.
Let’s Talk About It
Most of us aren’t mind readers. If you’re upset about something, let the other person know. This is this easiest and most sensible way to make sure that the problem gets resolved, or at least gets resolved in an appropriate and non-confrontational way. When you hold things in, the problem doesn’t go away, but only gets bigger, taking power over you and your relationship with the other person.
Let’s Compromise & Respect Perspectives
No two people are going to agree on absolutely everything. That’s why it’s important to respect when the other person’s perspective, or thoughts on an issue, differ from your own. That doesn’t mean they’re wrong or the relationship is doomed. Realize that it’s okay to have a different opinions and beliefs. Another aspect of this, is knowing when to compromise—you don’t always need to be right! Find an agreement that benefits both of you and know that next time things may go differently.
Let’s Respect & Support One Another
All healthy relationships are built on respect and support. Whether you’re a parent caring for your child, a friend being there for another, or a spouse providing encouragement, everyone needs to show support for the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of the people they’re in relationships with. This works as a two-way street—let them know when you need support. Remember that your choices and reactions may be different than theirs, but that doesn’t take-away their realness to the person who is experiencing them.
Let’s Balance Our Hearts
To be in a happy and healthy relationship, you need to make sure that your heart (Chakra) is in the right place. Having a balanced Heart Chakra helps release built up anger and lets compassion flow from within. This chakra is where the physical meets the spiritual, which is no wonder, since relationships are deeply present in both worlds. When this aspect of being is out of alignment, people have a tendency to fear commitment, be over-eager to please others, or close ourselves off. To balance it, you can try yoga poses such as Cat-Cow Pose, Melting Heart, Cobra Pose, Camel Pose, and Bridge Pose. Before, during, or after this practice, use our Compassion Chakra Blend which is made with Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Orange,and Sandalwood essential oils (also available in Roll-On). Let love and compassion flow within your heart and towards others.