As long as we are committed to honoring the work/process, healthy living and relating is possible.
Are you committed, and working towards that which is possible? ~Storm
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We have them. Some seem perfect, while others are obviously imperfect.
They sprinkle in our lives the exact amount of that “something” – paving entry for us to become more than average!
Perhaps they make us mad, make us cringe, cry and regret. Yet, a multitude of invaluable lessons are resulted as we observe ourselves, while interacting with them.
We have them. They aren’t meant to be perfect – rather, they offer to us the unique blessing of challenges needed for the journey that sculpts us in love.
Their brief presence won’t last long…enjoy them while they’re around.
We have them – family!
Determine to appreciate yours. ~Storm
One of the ways that we keep dysfunction out of our lives is to examine the patterns within ourselves that have a tendency to cater to such.
What does that mean? It means that it behooves us to work through the issues that cause us to misinterpret who we are.
We alone are responsible to work through the issues that separate us from peace and ultimately, our healing, ~Stormie Steele
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Healthy relationships are the consistencies of our intents and efforts – sustained by our attentiveness and commitment. Healthy relationships are neither easy, nor do they just happen. Compatibility plays it part; yet, it alone can not sustain the health of a relationship.
Healthy relationships are the results of individuals who have chosen to live conscious and responsible lives. We each bring our share of stuff…requiring personal accountability.
We each offer a world of unique differences. In healthy relationships, we learn to respect those differences. In part, it is the regard for those differences that create the needed structure for relational balance – mere tolerance is not enough. Numerous lessons are stored in the uniqueness of our differences.
Healthy relating means that we are committed to change as it encourages personal and spiritual growth. We partner in the creation of healthy relationships, offering both our strengths and weaknesses. In healthy relationships, we’re committed to considering how to consider, without hindering our own development, or that of another.
The rituals of listening, learning, communicating, growing, failing, apologizing and all the other components that stabilize healthy relationships becomes the norm. This and more occurs while we sharpen & maintain our own separate sense of being.
What about you, how do you establish healthy relationships? How do you keep them?
Thank you for taking the time to visit Life Through The Storm. Live wise and live well. ~Storm
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We are wise to give ourselves an emotional break. Time alone is essential, as it allows for soul searching, self -awareness, growth, and the many other factors that come to assist us in becoming more personally developed & accountable with our choices.
Example: It’s interesting how we allow ourselves to enter into new relationships (having just ended one a few weeks ago), expecting happiness to all of a sudden to become a reality. With no time off to examine/re-examine one’s own behavior or contribution to the demise – how can we not pick up where we just left off?
When emotions are in the lead role, we go where we want to go…often into the arms of those with whom we believe we can find happiness, comfort, etc. It can sometimes be difficult discerning our needs from our wants. If it feels good, then it must be the right thing to do – not always the healthiest of alternatives.
It’s difficult to establish healthy relationships when we’re overlooking the health of our own well-being. The soul needs a Higher rule of Authority for living and being. I believe this. This comes into view through an agreeable alliance with God, the One Who guards and directs our path with guidelines that teach us to establish boundaries for living.
This is no indication of a life without challenge, disappointment or mistakes – rather, one that assists us in maintaining an inner stability against the inevitable tides of living. Know what you believe and why you believe as you believe. We function from the foundation of our beliefs, whether healthy or unhealthy.
Additionally, time alone helps us to decipher and to put our priorities into order…giving our emotions a break.
The very principals, guidelines and insights that produce personal health and well-being, are the same ones that produce relational health and well-being.
Do you ever spend time alone? Is it beneficial?
You’re always welcome to leave your thoughts & comments. Thank you for your visit. Live wise and live well. ~Storm
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