Excerpt About Relationships

The Basis of Real Relationship

A real relationship is based on real relating, where each person is as present as possible, with the mutual intention to be open to one another. The more present and open we are, and the more we have real contact—true connection—the stronger the possibility of real relating will be. The less we define the other or ourselves through past experiences and personal history, the more our actions and responses will be based on what is present or needed in the moment, and the more the relationship will be an expression of the new revealing itself through the relational field. This means too that we need to see the other as a person who is a universe of experience, who has knowledge, wisdom, sensitivity, experience, and a set of skills unique to him or her.

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