I wrote a post like this a while back and you guys loved it!
Today is another great opportunity for a post like that one. My boyfriend and I had a conversation about religion, a higher power, and spirituality a few nights ago. I know what you’re thinking….
“That’s a recipe for disaster.”
Well, you’re right. I guess it sort of was a disaster. He totally got upset, distant, and sad. I think I may have forced him to think of things he would rather keep in the back of his mind. The things I asked him questions about led to other things and he ended up feeling like a “failure.” 😦
My first thought was “he has some deep issues.” But don’t we all?
I urge you to be understanding partners to your significant other.
Of course I felt terrible. I felt even worse for bringing up the topic at all. We both felt like “failures” by the time the conversation was over. 😦
There was a way to spin this though. I knew there was an angle that would make this situation better than what it was.
Hence, this post…
Dr. Umar Johnson is a well known psychologist. I watched a lecture in which he explained how crucial it is to identify and better the four dimensions of oursleves individually.
We have four bodies:
We have to take action to balance these “bodies”. The more balanced they are, the more rounded of a person you are.
For example, if you are healthy mentally, but happen to be overweight, diabetic, etc., you are unbalnced. Being overweight has an impact on you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Each “body” effects the other. I say that to say this:
Most humans agree that there is a “higher power” or “a supreme being”, whether it’s God, nature, forces, aliens (lol), we all know that we didn’t create ourselves.
Our commonality is that we yearn to be connected to something higher and have an innate desire to question why we are here.
These thoughts, questions, and doubts that we naturally acquire have to be acknowledged, eventually answered, and reassured. Our healthy spirituality depends on it.
I didn’t intend to hurt my boyfriend. I didn’t want him to think of unpleasant memories. 😦 I was concerned about his health. Just as I am concerned about his physical, emotional, and mental health.
In the future, him and I will have to be sure to communicate our intentions when speaking on such a touchy subject. I never want him to feel that I’m out to get him.
I urge you all to do the same!
Help make your significant other better in every way possible. 🙂
Show him or her that you are invested in their greatness.
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