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How to Meditate: Meditation 101 for Beginners

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Where We Go Wrong in Relationships

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Hi, and welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session we're going to

talk about how your relationship

or future relationship connects

to your needs and wellbeing.

So here's the thing, your partner

can't be everything for you and you

can't be everything for your partner.

You, yourself will certainly have

strengths and qualities that are unique

to others and will be highly compelling

and attractive to your partner.

And your partner will certainly have

strengths and qualities that are

unique to them and will be highly

compelling and attractive to you.

However, you won't have everything

your partner needs and your partner

won't have everything you need.

You may appreciate your partner

for their compassion and humor,

but you might also have a need for

deep, philosophical conversations.

And that's just not their

particular strength.

This is okay.

And this is very normal.

It's okay to rely on a multi-dimension

social circle that helps satiate

your various interests and needs as

long as it's within the co-created

boundaries of your relationship.

Expecting one person to be everything

for you is a quick path to resentment.

And part of mindfulness practice is

the recognition that being human is

complex and that it's important to

challenge our beliefs that may be

confining us to a one dimensional way

of thinking about how things should

work or how relationships should work.

So whether you're currently in a

relationship or you hope to be in one

some day, notice if there's an expectation

that your partner fulfills all your needs

and that you fulfill all of their needs.

And if so, see if you can expand

your perspective to explore with

your partner, how some of those

needs can be met in other ways.

Thank you for your practice and

let's settle in for our meditation.

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