Love relationships play critical roles in our lives. But perhaps our most difficult task lies in disentangling the emotional knot to reveal the core function of our relationship. Detaching ourselves from our feelings just enough to assess the authenticity of our relationship can make a world of a difference in the quality of love we give and gain.
Next time you are inclined to check-out, pause and press down on your internal brake pedal. Ask yourself a few questions to determine what triggered the instinct to check-out, what you're thinking about the current situation and what's the worst that could happen if you remain present with mindfulness.
When routine, whether in action or attitude, becomes too comfortable or constrictive, it's often a clue we're limiting ourselves. There's an invitation waiting -- to look again and discover a new spaciousness. It's here, in this spaciousness, that we're better able to notice the big things and the little things.