Are We Connecting?

Are We Connecting?

How to Really Communicate in Relationships

 

Connection and communication with yourself

Being conscious and aware of your mind, your body

and your spirit

Listening deeply to yourself—your mind, your body

and your spirit

Reflecting, wondering, being curious

Loving yourself

 

Mind

Being aware of your thoughts

Using curiosity instead of judgment

Coming from your responsive brain rather

than your reactive brain

Living in the moment rather than in the past

or in the future

 

Body

Being aware of your feelings

Handling your feelings without exploding or

repressing

Reclaiming instinct/gut reactions—the deep

knowing that is in your body

Maintaining your energy

Caring for yourself

 

Spirit

Being aware of the Divine in your life

Experiencing your own spiritual journey

Bringing love and awareness to everything

you do

Living your values

Seeking your own purpose in life

 

Connection and communication with others

Being conscious and aware of the other person—

their mind, their body, their spirit

Listening deeply to the other person—their mind,

their body, their spirit

Reflecting, wondering, being curious

Loving the other person

 

Connection

Maintaining awareness of the Divine in the

other person

Experiencing relationship as a sacred calling,

a spiritual path

Letting your energy flow to another

Opening to connection and risking intimacy

Deciding to be fully in the relationship

Deciding to be with the person as they are,

not as you wish they were

Devoting yourself fully to the other person

and the relationship

Developing yourself in the context of the

relationship

Setting intention and consciously creating

something together

 

Communication

Using I messages

Being deeply honest with yourself and the

other person

Maintaining an attitude of curiosity

Expressing appreciation

Using Receptive listening—Relaxing and

receiving

Reflecting on the other’s perspective

Inquiring

Relinquishing attempts at control

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