Understanding the Two Most Important Relationships in Your Life
When each of us was born, our “story” began a new chapter in our book of eternal being. This worldly experience, overladen with physical senses that dominate our existence, draws us toward each other like a black hole swallows matter. The concept of relationships dominates our lives and one would surmise we should be, well, pretty darn good at them.
Enter reality. In truth, relationships are anything but easy. They are most times multi-dimensional and complex, full of emotion, vary in intensity, duration and value, and are almost always unpredictable. They come in all shapes and sizes, from friends, to co-workers, neighbors, family, lovers, spouses, professional associates, to hobbyists, group members, political, and yes, religious-based beliefs.
At the core of any relationship is the mindset, followed closely by the interaction; over time, producing a relationship history or memory bank of sorts, which by the way, also influences the relationship as it develops. And the mindset, almost a living, breathing entity of its own, is born of personal values, beliefs and internal and external environments via previous experiences.
Of all the various relationships that exist for each of us through our lives, there are two, that largely determine how “successful”, or perhaps more accurately described as meaningful, all the others will be.
The first and most influential relationship is with Jesus Christ. The level of acknowledgement, acceptance and trust, conversation, comfort and respect determine the quality, strength and depth of the relationship. The more refined and developed it becomes in our lives, the more sensitive and in tune we are with the second most important relationship; that which we have with ourselves.
“Without exception, individuals with a high degree of self-awareness, interests, skills, peace, self-respect and knowledge of limitations or boundaries (both strengths and weaknesses), experience more enduring and better quality relationships with others.”
This self-awareness is manifested in our lives as authenticity, genuineness, sense of harmony and clear life priorities. Not only do we experience little self-doubt or alignment of actions with thought as a result, in addition, the spirit that others likewise see us as, is more accurately aligned with who we truly are as unique and individual human beings.
Possessing, recognizing and maintaining healthy relationships with God and ourself is akin to looking out a perfectly clear/clean window as compared to one which is dirty, clouded or in worst cases, visibly blocked.
The essential point to remember is to cherish and take care of these two relationships in your life over any and all others, as they will illuminate your path as a bright pair of headlights makes your future travel/path readily seen. Choices become more obvious and easier to make. In a similar fashion, each of us readily recognizes and embraces accountability for our actions.
As the foundation of a house supports the weight of the building and maintains the infrastructure, our relationships with Jesus Christ and ourselves support all our interactions in life. And like our own being, relationships are eternal if we want them to be. It’s all about understanding, communication, compassion and Love. Say it Loud…. Say it Clear. Be well.
- Personal Relationship Cannot be Maintained in Crowds (memoirandremains.wordpress.com)
- Seeking God? (tobiisaac428.wordpress.com)
- Do you know him? (tranforminglives4christ.wordpress.com)
- The Lord Is Peace (prodigyempire.wordpress.com)
- After The Love Is Gone: The Most Common Reasons People Fall Out Of Love (nafriniselect.com)
Posted on May 29, 2013, in General, Personal Growth, Philosophy, Theology, Truths, Videos and tagged compassion, experience, God, Human, Intimate relationship, jesus, Love, Priorities, relationships, Self Awareness, understanding. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.