0

'Item' was added to your cart.

0.00 / 0 Items

'Item' was added to your cart.

0.00 / 0 Items

'Item' was added to your cart.

Why Do Relationships Exist in The First Place? With Emily Fletcher

Posted August 07 2016

In this Mindvalley Academy clip, meditation expert Emily Fletcher teaches us that relationships exist for two reasons:

  1. To teach us lessons.
  2. To be an outlet for our fulfillment.

Fletcher notes that in the Western world, we tend to think a successful relationship is one where we get married, have kids, and buy a house. For Fletcher, this way of thinking ignores the true gifts relationships have to offer.  As Fletcher says, “I really believe each new relationship is like a new syllabus, a new grade in school, and if you learn the lesson, you get to uplevel to a new grade.” Relationships, for Fletcher, are vehicles for learning about ourselves.

She also says that in the West, we often seek relationships in order to fill ourselves up. This attitude is summarized by the hollywood phrase “you complete me.” Fletcher holds a contrary view about this popular conception of relationships. For Fletcher, a relationship is the result of being fulfilled, rather than a tool to fill ourselves up. “If we are looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment, we will always be disappointed…fulfillment exists within us,” Fletcher argues. She concludes that meditation gives us access to “limitless fulfillment,” because it allows us to accept, open up to, and appreciate the world the way it is. If we are already fulfilled, relationships are simply gifts.

Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers Free & Special Offers

Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen!

The post Why Do Relationships Exist in The First Place? With Emily Fletcher appeared first on WisdomFeed.

Bookmark and Share