PART III: Marriage Crossroads & Awakening to Sacred Marriage
Couples Relationship Healing (Part 3): Lights Up On Center Stage.
“Most people in our society share a peculiar belief: We imagine that we should be able to establish a rich and satisfying relationship with someone we love, even if we have never learned to relate to ourselves in a rich, satisfying way” – John Welwood from Love & Awakening
[This is part 3 of a 3-part article]
This is the final post in a 3-part series about the path of awakening to one’s own wholeness through the difficult challenges of intimate relationship. Here is where the we come to that which originally inspired love itself. Here is where we are granted passage from that which has most kept us hidden from our truth; our beauty; and our own ability to love and be loved.
…Here is the doorway:
Until or unless we, in our marriages and close relationships, learn how to enter together into a self-examining process of “eyes wide open” honest self-disclosure, there is no hope of moving beyond the tyranny of hot buttons, finger pointing negotiation, competitive positioning of who is more wrong, and Band-Aid approaches attempting to recover the comfort of relationship between personalities rather than to experience true intimacy of the heart.
Simply said: unless and until we learn how to reclaim our own true self, we cannot ever truly meet or be in true relationship with another. It is impossible (as highlighted in the quote by author, John Welwood at the beginning of this article).