The miracle of the relationship I share with my husband is a source of constant gratitude and amazement to me. Our life partnership is the center of our sacred space. We have lost several physical homes, but our spiritual home is in each others’ aura. Through our lives together, I have come to define “Love” as responsible and responsive compassion for another.
The secret is that we are both totally naked emotionally. We have been able to use the wounds in our individual spirits to find places to graft on the strength of each other. We are truly one tree that puts out great amounts of the fruits of our combined spirits. We are well-grounded in a community of friends who help nurture us.
The mark of a sacred love, in my opinion, is how much it branches out to shelter and feed others who come in contact with the couple. This continued giving of ourselves requires that we set aside times to celebrate and renew the intense energy of our bond. In this manner, we assure that we don’t lose sight of the fact that nurturing and celebrating our relationship is the first priority in our ability to serve others.
Just as we do with important other people in our lives, we make appointments to be alone with each other. We honor these appointments like many honor religious gatherings or business meetings. Neither of us has any problem telling people that I have certain times set aside for our private time. He is, after all my partner in every area of my life, including financial aspects.
Success in life and love all depend on placing and honoring our priorities. Perhaps if we stopped calling each other husband, wife, father, mother, and simply called each other life and parenting partners we, and others, would take our relationships more seriously.
Would one do any less to maintain a Fortune 500 company? I think not.