Linda Bloom's Blog – March 2018 Archive (7)

Keep Your Relationship Fresh and Passionate

Many believe that-long term relationships eventually become boring. This myth can be hazardous to your relationship because it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. That can lead to a belief that when there are moments of diminished feelings of attraction, desire, or sexual excitement (all of which occur from time to time even in the best relationships) that the flame has gone out and the future is bleak. Possessed by this expectation, it’s not surprising that many couples can begin a…

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Added by Linda Bloom on March 30, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

It’s a Challenge to Love Well

“For one human being to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”    –   Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s mysterious that a process as natural and universal as loving can as challenging for so many of us. In fact, it seems that more often than not, the art of learning to love well is one…

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Added by Linda Bloom on March 27, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Power of A Light Touch

“Happiness is like a butterfly, when pursued is always beyond our grasp. But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Linda:  And the same can be said about love. If it pursued with excessive vigor or desperation, it will elude us. Sit quietly, and love may alight. Taking our attention off of the object of our desires, and not trying to change or chase them, not pursuing…

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Added by Linda Bloom on March 23, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Judgments Aren’t the Problem; Attachments Are

Conscious living requires us to make assessments. We assess risk level, cost benefits, and appropriateness of behaviors in specific situations. We have to make certain judgment calls every day. We make judgments in our relationships too, but we sometimes forget that they are personal, temporary evaluations, instead viewing them as objectively. Being judgmental in a relationship is usually disastrous because once we attach ourselves to a fixed characterization of our partner, we have a very…

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Added by Linda Bloom on March 21, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Givers and Takers

A Story of Heaven and Hell                                       

Heaven and hell are set up the same way. In each place people sit at large rectangular banquet tables. The tables are beautifully set and have every imaginable delicacy. All the diners in both settings have large wooden paddles strapped to their hands which can’t be removed. In hell all the diners are Takers who try to feed…

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Added by Linda Bloom on March 14, 2018 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Judgments Aren't the Problem; Attachments

Conscious living requires us to make assessments. We assess risk level, cost benefits, and appropriateness of behaviors in specific situations. We have to make certain judgment calls every day. We make judgments in our relationships too, but we sometimes forget that they are personal, temporary evaluations, instead viewing them as objectively. Being judgmental in a relationship is usually disastrous because once we attach ourselves to a fixed characterization of our partner, we have a very…

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Added by Linda Bloom on March 10, 2018 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Givers and Takers

A Story of Heaven and Hell                                       

Heaven and hell are set up the same way. In each place people sit at large rectangular banquet tables. The tables are beautifully set and have every imaginable delicacy. All the diners in both settings have large wooden paddles strapped to their hands which can’t be removed. In hell all the diners are Takers who try to feed themselves, food flies in all directions and fight break out constantly. In…

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Added by Linda Bloom on March 8, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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