As I was going through “batch email” time (where I systematically review, action and archive my emails this morning, two posts stood out that I read in its entirety. Oddly enough, they posted by folks from different disciplines but discussing the same topic – wholeness.
In the first post, on the A Learning a Day blog, the author discusses that we’re never “done” with certain recurring activities, whether they be cleaning your house, to dealing with our own insecurities. Our most powerful demons never go away, so we must deal with them to how we deal with all other activities that fall in this “recurring tasks” bucket: deal with them head-on, every day by taking thoughtful action.
In the second post, posted on the Marc and Angel blog, (these guys are my go-to on anything to do with life lessons, gratitude, happiness, inner peace and more), they wrote about relationship advice that Marc has been getting from his parents every year on their wedding anniversary. It’s very thoughtful – everyone should read it.
The first lesson is about being able to “stand strong on your own, first”, to ensure your happiness isn’t dependent on constant validation from someone else. It’s about remembering that you don’t owe anyone anything, you have the authority to decide how you spend your time and energy. When you don’t owe anyone anything, you’re free to give and receive love from the heart.
“Come from this place of wholeness, of inner strength and independence, and then love your partner”.
This was a pleasant surprise and provoked me to write about my interesting experience with “wholeness” today – I wonder if I’ll run into this as I go about the rest of my day!