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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on three things essential in any relationship

It is because you love someone, that you give yourself… and then you start making demands on that relationship. Now, when you start demanding, love diminishes.

Three things are essential in any relationship – right perception, right observation and right expression.

Right perception can happen, when you see yourself, in the shoes of the other person – when you stand in his/her shoes and look at the situation.

Observing your own mind is essential. This observation within you – the observation of sensations, the observation of tendencies, the observation of the patterns we have – is essential.

Perception of the other, and observation of one’s self…and then comes – the right expression, or expressing one’s self in the right manner.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar