#44 – Improving relationships through meditation
If you want a better relationship with your partner, your family, your colleagues and – most importantly – yourself, meditation is the perfect place to start. Through its calming, focusing techniques, meditation can help you become a better parent, a better sister, a better friend and a better all-around person by getting in touch with your true nature and your center.
Meditation can help you focus on challenging relationships and ongoing issues while providing you with the tools needed to handle future relationship problems. First and foremost, however, meditation will help you improve your relationships by working on yourself. The more you respect yourself, the better your relationships with others.
It won’t take long before you’ll see the benefits of regular meditation in your personal life. You will develop the strength to handle stressful situations without fear or panic and you’ll also see benefits in your physical body. Meditation lowers blood pressure and strengthens the immune system, making you feel better, think better and react better.
When you possess more peace within yourself, your relationships will benefit from that composure. When you share more love, patience and compassion with others, they will very likely respond in a positive manner and your relationships will improve.
Meditation also teaches the power of forgiving. Holding a grudge and refusing to forgive can rob a relationship of trust, vitality and the ability to grow. Meditation can help you work through such issues and allow you to move forward with healing. Forgiving someone is one of the greatest gifts you can offer.
Relationships are important for connection, community and growth. Meditation helps you start with yourself and then focus your attention to creating connection and long-lasting relationships with others.