in LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

Whether it’s your spouse, children, parents, co-workers, or customers, relationships are at the center of your life. Mindfulness and awareness offers effective ways to find more harmony and love in your relationships.

Meg Spinella reflects on kindnesses her friends have shown her recently, and how this has heightened her awareness of reciprocity.

With June being such a popular month for weddings, here is a selection of Mindful stories that celebrate love—and also offer a fresh perspective on relationships.

“Why is it so hard to awaken?” asks Ezra Bayda, author of At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace within Everyday Chaos. “In part it’s because the life force, or energy, necessary to awaken is leaking away from morning until night.”

Love is what we long to receive and to give, yet our intimate relationships are conflicted and often painful. Psychologist John Welwood reveals the difference between absolute and relative love, and the wound within each of us that no other can heal.

A chance meeting on a plane reminds Sylvia Boorstein that striking up a conversation with a stranger and being truly interested in what they say can lead to unexpected insights.