Relationship Meditation

One definition of relationship is “the way in which two or more people, groups, countries, etc., talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other “ We encounter these connections constantly in our lives; from our mailman or bus driver to the people we work with, and more importantly, our friends and family.

These relationships can be positive one day and negative the next. Meditation can help us to have more of the good days when it comes to relationships, elevating the level of connection we feel with those around us. Meditation helps reduce stress and that in turn makes it easier to listen objectively to the people we are in relationship with.

Meditation can increase our awareness of, and compassion for others as we tune into the emotions of others rather than becoming overwhelmed or threatened by them.

Our site explores many ways meditation can help in relationships. For example, by meditating alongside others in a group setting (at a church or school) we are able to form new relationships with others. We can also improve relationships by what we call boundary meditation where you choose to release the anger and frustration imposed on you by another person rather than react impulsively to it.

Meditation can also help you be more assertive in relationships by giving you the calm confidence to stand up for what you believe in when confronted by a stressful situation. It can even help you find peace and acceptance in a relationship that is broken or gone (i.e. with a loved one who is estranged from you or who has passed away).

Articles About Using Meditation To Improve Relationships:

Meditation for loneliness

Have you ever had a family or holiday celebration that made you feel lonely? I certainly remember a few of those.  Today I give you a meditation to take an edge off the loneliness. The focus is to get more in touch with your own energy and power. Before you […]

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Dealing With Pushy People

We all know someone who is too bossy. You know the one – they know exactly what you should do when you should do it and how you should do it. Sometimes they may even be right, but it is hard to agree with someone like that. How do you […]

Meditate With Your Child – Releasing Anger And Resentment

Sometimes telling your child to “run around the block” when they are angry works wonders, but wouldn’t it be great if your child learned another way to calm themselves down? Meditate with your child to help him/her to calm down after a stressful situation. It is  a self help tool […]

Boundary Meditation – Dealing with Angry People

It is amazing how quickly being around an angry person can make me angry. When I see an angry person headed my way I have to take a deep breath and remind myself to be objective. I don’t have to react with anger just because they are angry. I try […]

Meditation with other people

Yesterday I spent some wonderful time in meditation with 2 other people. This has prompted me to include a new section about group meditation. I find that spending time in meditation with other people can be a very enjoyable experience. Being with other people who are participating with me in […]