The most important relationship you have in your life is with yourself. Even though you are the only one who is present at every moment of your life – from the moment of conception onward – this relationship can often be the most difficult one to cultivate. This is possibly because society places so much emphasis on the importance of being in a romantic partnership, even instilling in us the belief that you should set aside your own needs for the those of others. But, until you know yourself, you cannot possibly choose the right relationship to support your mutual growth toward your highest potential. By allowing yourself to be comfortable with being alone, you can become the person with whom you want to have a relationship.
It would appear that at no other time in history has it been possible for people to survive, and even thrive, whilst living alone. We have the freedom to support ourselves financially, socially and emotionally without depending on a spouse for survival in any of these areas. With this freedom comes the opportunity to pursue our own interests and create fulfilling partnerships with friends, business partners and neighbours. Once we’ve satisfied our needs and created our support system, a partner then becomes someone with whom we can share the bounty of all we’ve created as well as the beauty we’ve discovered within ourselves.
It may be that we need to learn to create spaces to be alone within our relationships. But if we can shift our expectations of our relationships with ourselves and others to opportunities for discovery, we then open ourselves up to forge new paths and discover uncharted territory. Being willing to know and love ourselves, and to find what truly makes us feel deeply and strongly, gives us the advantage of being able to attract and choose the right people with whom to share ourselves. Choosing to enjoy being alone allows us to explore more fully our most important relationship—the one with our true selves.
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Professional Transformational Coach, Consultant
Founder of MAGGIE CURRIE COACHING