You may feel you have destiny with another, but you must see if you are truly compatible. You must move very slowly and not commit yourself. You must see if the other person is really ready, if they are really responding to a deeper calling, and if they can recognize it in you. Or are you just an attractive person, attracting them for the moment. Are you merely a pastime for them, an indulgence, a temporary involvement? You must be very serious in these matters, for romance is a fool’s paradise with tragic results… Read more about best friends and deep relationship in Love and Relationship.
“You must become the person you are meant to be before you can be in a relationship successfully, a deep harmonious relationship, a greater partnership. You bring to that what you have discovered within yourself.” — Love and Relationships
“If you’re spending a lot of time working on your relationship, then the relationship is not working.” — Marshall Vian Summers
“It is what you do together that determines the nature and purpose of relationship. That is why human romance is such an empty promise, for if you cannot do anything together, you have no basis for being together. The initial attraction turns cold and dark, and the desire and the embellished feelings turn ashen and become bitter and resentful.” — Living the Way of Knowledge
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung
“You are destined to meet certain people in life. You have a rendezvous with them. They will be guided to meet you as you are being guided to meet them. These relationships are really not based upon past worldly experience, but are a part of a Plan that was established before you came into the world, a Plan that has been created to make it possible for you to discover higher purpose in your life.” — The Sacred Rendezvous
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth,’You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” — Hafiz of Persia
“Seek the experience of true purpose. This provides the foundation for all meaningful relationships. Do not seek relationships outside of this context, for they will lack foundation and, though perhaps very alluring, will prove to be very difficult for you. Whether you are seeking marriage, great friendship or someone to help you in your work, remember that Spirit will draw to you all individuals as you truly need them.” — Steps to Knowledge
“You cannot reach God directly without joining in holy relationships. Therefore, your interest in relationships is truly motivated, yet it is misinterpreted and misdirection. You feel the impulse, but you do not know where it comes from.” — Secrets of Heaven
“The greatest evidence of a person’s self-understanding is the nature and the quality of the relationships that they establish around themselves.” — Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
“In the Greater Community, there are no powerful individuals. There are only powerful relationships.” — Preparing for the Greater Community
“Falling in love may be a wonderful dream, but it does not assure a real relationship at all. A real relationship is built upon compatibility, shared values and a commensurate level of strength and involvement in the world. Here if a strong person unites with a weak person, the strong person will become weaker. That is why if you want to become strong, you must be with someone who is strong.” — The New Message from God
“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” — Rabindranath Tagore
“It is Knowledge that will bring the great relationships to you. It is not your prancing around, making a fool of yourself and degrading yourself in every conceivable way to try to attract the attention and the approval of some person.” — Listening for Knowledge
“The sacred life needs sacred relationships. This is what we are building now as well.” — Marshall Vian Summers
“As Spirit emerges, everything begins to fall into place. There are not so many choices. You feel a very strong attraction to another person, the kind that sort of sweeps you away, and instead of saying, ‘Oh, how wonderful! Attraction!’ and being swept away and then finding out later if there is any relationship there, you stop and you see if this is Knowledge or not. You are able to check yourself. This keeps you returning to what is vital to your own fulfillment and to your own contribution to others.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” — Aristotle
“The road to Heaven is through relationships. It is a road of relationships. You may try your hardest to feel whole and joined with life, and you will have experiences of this now and then, but until you can be joined to another, give yourself and dedicate your resources in conjunction with another’s dedication, you are only flirting with reality.” — Living the Way of Knowledge
“Here every relationship is either strengthening you or weakening you, for there are no neutral relationships. Everyone casts influence on one another, and that influence is either strengthening you and bringing you closer to Knowledge, or it is weakening you and taking you further away.” — Spiritual Community
“You must take your relationships very seriously. You cannot afford to be with people who are not going where you are going and who cannot respond to the power of Spirit within themselves. One misaligned or misappropriated relationship can stand in the way of this discovery and expression.” — Love and Relationships
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Relationships are the means, but they are also the reward. For nothing can really be done alone in the world. Even if you are working alone and living alone in isolation, whatever you could create is still a joint process. It is the process of uniting your mind with other minds—in this case, minds who are beyond the visible range—to produce something of greater meaning and significance… Read more about best friends and the Sacred Rendezvous.