Sunday, May 6, 2012

Right Relationship Law #4

Why are we here?’ Albert Einstein answered that question by saying, ‘We are here for each other.’ So much depends on Right Relationship...
Cynthia F. Davidson from the Wisdom Wheel Right Relationship card
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Many Native Americans use the expression, We are all related, saying Omset Nogama in Migmaw (MicMac) or Mitakuye oyasin in the Lakota Sioux language. How do you express this ideal of interrelationship?

The Law of Right Relationship is about your rightful place in the Grand Scheme of All That Is. Think about how you relate to everything; from the worms to the stars, and how everything relates to you. 
For example, at the elemental level, do you behave with respect towards what your life depends upon; the Air, the Water, the Earth, the creatures and other human beings? 
What feels deeply right about the relationships you have? What feels wrong? 
Are you relating well to your Self (the last Law we studied)? 
During these next 10 days, reconsider your relationships; to your body, your heart, your mind, your spirit. Notice how your emotions affect your thoughts or how your body interacts with your brain. Observe with greater Awareness how everything is interconnected and interrelating. 

Make Right Relationship your watch word
Ask for wisdom about Right Relationship, first thing every morning, and last thing every night. 
Write the word Right Relationship down, on your mirror, in your journal, on a rock or a Post It note. 
Talk about Right Relationship and how we are all related with friends, family & co-workers. 
Experiment with Right Relationship and find out as much as you can about it.
Look for news stories that demonstrate it positively or negatively. 
See what happens when you invite Right Relationship into your life with just one other person. 
Share what you learn using the comments box below or our Facebook page.

Here are some wise words from those who've paid attention to the Law of Right Relationship

Relationships are the key to a decent world. It seems abundantly clear that every problem you will have – in your family, your business, in our nation or in this world – is essentially a matter of relationships, of interdependence.
Clarence Francis (1888-1985)

When a man cannot understand himself, when he cannot understand his own imagination and his own problems deeply, then he cannot understand the problems of others. Where there is no understanding, there is no communication between one person and another… By not searching for excellence within, one refuses the gifts already there but not recognized or realized.
Margo Kirtikar, Cosmic and Universal Laws

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986), anti-guru Indian sage

Most people enter into relationships with an eye toward what they can get out of them, rather than what they can put into them. The purpose of a relationship is to decide what part of yourself you'd like to see "show up," not what part of another you can capture and hold. The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.
Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God (Book 1)

When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.  Tom Robbins, American novelist

The best relationship is the one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
Cornelia Otis Skinner in The Ape in Me

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time.  But if you have come here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
Lilla Watson, Australian Aboriginal woman

The hard part of what it means to be interrelated to all things is that our neglect comes back full circle to affect us as negatively as it affects other species. We are held accountable for our actions (or lack therof) toward the Earth, and even to generations yet unborn.
Ed McGaa, Native American spiritual leader

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Mohandas K. Gandhi in My Experiments with Truth

The more identified people are with their respective roles, the more inauthentic the relationships become.
Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth

The point of being in the company of a guru, a wisdom figure, or even a spiritual director is not to be given that person’s truth but rather to be led inside to our own.
Rose Mary Dougherty

Be Impeccable with Your Word;
Don't Take Anything Personally;
Don't Make Assumptions;
Always Do Your Best.
Don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements

 When we start to use these powers of manifestation, focus and prayer, we need to do it in a way that has taken into consideration our place in the fabric of everything. Do it from a place of all spiritual principles; not just the one spiritual principle that says you can manifest your destiny, whatever you – in your ego/personality self - want. That by itself is grossly dangerous.
Christina Pratt

Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals.
The most important things in life are human relations.
I found that out too late.
Katharinde Susannah Prichard, Australian author

(I post the next Law #5, Cause & Effect, in 10 days. Stayed tuned & share what you're discovering about these Laws.)

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