I’ve always believed that in relationships you allow people to be who they are. It’s up to you to figure out if you can wholeheartedly accept them as they are with flaws and all. If you can, great but if you can’t then you have to make a decision.
Because of the work I do, the word “relationship” always pop out at me; so I followed my curiosity and watch a video that showed up on my youtube timeline title “The Nature of Human Relationships”. Interestingly enough the message that was expressed supports my belief but took my understanding of it to an entirely new level.
After I watched it I had to share it and I’m glad I did because someone else needed to hear what was being said as well.
Here’s their response:
The man in the video speaking is Sadhguru, have you heard of him? I didn’t either not until I saw this video, so here’s a little about who he is:
"Sadhguru, a yogi and profound mystic of our times, is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life."
When you understand the “why” behind your relationship choices, you have a greater sense of clarity on what to do, when you face challenges. So, anything that pushes you to practice self-exploration around relationships, I’m all for it and this video does exactly that.
It starts off talking about how to punish someone that cheats on you but the response goes beyond that topic, so hold tight and continue watching.
What would you do if someone told you to take away your moral judgement from a behavior your partner is showing; especially if it goes against the relationship?
Before to answer read this, then watch the video below.
Here are a few of my takeaways:
- Human relationships are not absolute but instead variables and that’s the nature of relationships. Basically, relationships are not perfect, they shift and go through changes and stages. That’s why it’s so important to understand that change is inevitable. When it shows up in your relationship, acknowledge the change and try to understand it instead of reacting to it.
- When someone does something that rubs you the wrong way; it’s really an opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding about self. What’s the real issue?
- Are you upset because you can’t control the person to do what you want them to do?
- Is there some form of co-dependency (excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner,) going on? or
- Do you fear you will lose that person and feel incomplete without them?
Sadhguru shares more insight around the nature of relationships with a drop of humor, and I hope it supports you along you relationship journey.
Ok, here’s the video. Take a look; respond in the comment section and let me know what questions show up for you: