Love, forgiveness, and relationships have been occupying most of my mental space recently, which is why the last few posts have been about that. It’s the running theme of my life right now, and you can expect more inquiry and exploration in that department. I think it’s helpful for everyone.
On that note, I’m revisiting Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship. The third and seventh chapters, titled “The Man Who Didn’t Believe in Love” and “The Dream Master”, both struck a chord with me. I hope they offer something valuable to you as well. Click the links for transcripts of each chapter.
Don Miguel Ruiz’s Mastery of Love, chapter 3: “The Man Who Didn’t Believe in Love”, 9:23
Don Miguel Ruiz’s Mastery of Love, chapter 7: “The Dream Master”, 4:19
- I’ve heard “you have not because you ask not.”Ã‚Â Maybe we should appendÃ‚Â “you have not because you don’t appreciate.”
- Trite yet forgotten wisdom: it’s not about what you say, but what you show.Ã‚Â Actions really do speak louder than words.Ã‚Â
- Everyone who is in your life has the option to be there or not.Ã‚Â Respect their decision and appreciate it accordingly.Ã‚Â
- “Life is a theater. Invite your audience carefully.” – DJ Krush
Nothing lasts forever. While we know this, how much do we keep it mind as we move through our daily lives?
Recently, I’ve been contemplating the gross disintegration and looming demise of one of my most impactful relationships to date. As useless as it often is, regret sometimes enters my mind and I wonder how much time was wasted trifling over the more frivolous details as opposed to enjoying and celebrating the great aspects of the relationship. But what if you could use regret–beforehand?
DATE: April 15, 2009
TIME: 10pm/9pm EST/CST
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TONIGHTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S TOPICS: Tune in and join the discussion as we examine polyamory, the practice of having multiple open romantic relationships. WhoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s built for it? Is it the ideal? Is marriage overrated or antiquated?