Mindfulness is a big buzzword.
Meditation, yoga, and even psychedelics have become commonplace as pathways to achieve mindfulness. In our increasingly stressed out world, we are all searching for a way to bring more peace and calm into our lives; as couples therapists, our role is to help you bring that serenity to your relationship.
Have you ever wondered what it means to be mindful in your marriage or partnership?
In essence, it is to see things as they actually are, not as you wish they are or imagine them to be. To be mindful in your relationship means accepting and even embracing things as they are without trying to change them. The foundation of conflict is seeded with the desire to change our partner, so not trying to change them can be a big challenge.
We want so desperately to achieve perfect love that we mistakenly believe that if things are done the way we want, peace will prevail and joy will reenter the relationship.