relationships

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on knowing, knowledge, thoughts, relationships, and being

To know another human being in their essence, you don’t really need to know anything about them — their past, their history, their story. We confuse knowing about with a deeper knowing that is non-conceptual. Knowing about and knowing are totally different modalities. One is concerned with form, the other with the formless. One operates through thought, the other through stillness.

Knowing about is helpful for practical purposes. On that level, we cannot do without it. When it is the predominant modality in relationships, however, it becomes very limiting, even destructive. Thoughts and concepts create an artificial barrier, a separation between human beings. Your interactions are then not rooted in Being, but become mind-based. Without the conceptual barriers, love is naturally present in all human interactions.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on stillness, relationships, meditation, being, words, and thoughts

Most human interactions are confined to the exchange of words — the realm of thought. It is essential to bring some stillness, particularly into your close relationships.

No relationship can thrive without the sense of spaciousness that comes with stillness. Meditate or spend silent time in nature together. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise.

If spacious stillness is missing, the relationship will be dominated by the mind and can easily be taken over by problems and conflict. If stillness is there, it can contain anything.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on ego, identification, possessions, work, social status, recognition, knowledge, education, appearance, ability, relationships, history, beliefs, and you

The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Contributed by: Katy

A Quote by Carmela Rheea Winningham on love, life, friendships, and relationships

When it comes to intimate relationships, I don't swing that way...

Carmela Rheea Winningham

Source: C. Rheea G. Winningham

Contributed by: Rheea

A Quote by Margaret Wheatley on change, networks, emergence, critical mass, connections, kindred spirits, and relationships

Despite current ads and slogans, the world doesn't change one person at a time. It changes when networks of relationships form among people who share a common cause and vision of what's possible. This is good news for those of us intent on creating a positive future. Rather than worry about critical mass, our work is to foster critical connections. We don't need to convince large numbers of people to change; instead, we need to connect with kindred spirits. Through these relationships, we will develop the new knowledge, practices, courage and commitment that lead to broad-based change.

Margaret Wheatley

Source: Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale, by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Mitch on business, invitation, home environment, interaction, depth, and relationships

Invite the people you want to do business with or work with into your home environment and it will improve the quality of your interaction and increase the depth of your relationships.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Sam Keen on love, healing, world, passion, fidelity, and relationships

The lover heals the world not by a vague and abstract love for everybody and everything, but by becoming passionate and vowing fidelity to concrete relationships, persons, institutions, and places.

Sam Keen

Contributed by: intrigue

A Quote by Warren on love, sex, couple, marriage, and relationships

 

You do not find love; you decide to love.  Love does not happen to you; it happens in you. The risk of love is declaring that you have decided to love.  Your heart is open and you are exposed, hoping only for mercy from your beloved.

Warren Cooley

Source: From the Thirteen Rules of Love

Contributed by: Warren

A Quote by Warren on emotion, love sex, man woman, relationships, couples life, living, and desire

 

There are three kinds of love: instinctual, emotional and conscious love.  There is no challenge in the mastery of the first two they precede from human biology and frailty.

Warren Cooley

Source: from the Thirteen Rules of Love

Contributed by: Warren

A Quote by Warren on love, power, mistakes, and relationships

Love is powerful but, it needs an opening.  One of the greatest mistakes of love is the illusion that it can conquer all.  If your beloved isn't ready to receive love recognize the signs. 

Warren Cooley

Source: from the Thirteen Rules of Love

Contributed by: Warren

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