As human beings, we crave nurturement through love, connection, and life purpose. Our relationships give us a sense of shared meaning, which further confirm our feelings of belonging. Relationships, whether friendship, familial, or romantic, are vital components to our mental health, happiness, and overall wellbeing. Deepak Chopra, spiritual leader and world activist, once stated, “Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.”
If you’re looking to build upon the relationships you currently have, there are many beautiful ways to do this:
- Practice listening. Too often we become entrenched in our own lives – worries, financial difficulties, work-related issues and more can pile up and even when we ask our loved ones how they’re doing, we’re not truly listening. Practice listening with your eyes and ears and check in with your loved ones to express your concern.
- Express your gratitude for them. It’s easy to take our loved ones for granted, especially if they’ve been in our lives for so long. Although this may be true, they’ve continued to support you for a reason – this love should not go unexpressed, as it’s vital for healthy relationships to grow on gratitude.
- Engage with one another in meaningful ways. Texting has become a popular pastime of many around the world, but real moments of experience and conversation can take your relationships to an entirely new level. Rather than texting your friend, family member, or partner, ask to meet up with them soon.
- Share your dreams. “Venting” is easy to do in relationships because we desire that emotional support, but it’s important to talk about the good aspects of your life, too. Share and celebrate your successes and ask that they do the same – these moments could become quite defining in your relationship.
- Practice forgiveness. As humans, we’re naturally going to make mistakes. With this comes a certain level of compassion that is needed, otherwise we could let go of everyone in our lives just as soon as we’ve met them. Consider their point of view and try to work with them on issues that you feel can be resolved.
Trauma is most often the root cause of many emotional, behavioral, and mood disorders. Until you can heal your trauma, you will find great difficulty finding the healing you need to live a life of recovery, health, and wellness. At Khiron House, we provide effective residential treatment and cutting edge therapies which seek to transform mind, body, and spirit from the effects of trauma. Call us today for information. UK: 020 3811 2575 (24 hours) USA: (866) 801 6184 (24 hours).