First dates are already terrifying enough as it is, so let's not try to make them even more nerve-racking by committing some major faux pas.
Used with the intention to ‘feel better,’ we can opt to see just about anything we need to out of any given situation in order to survive.
It sometimes keeps us afloat in life’s unfamiliar, unfriendly and unsafe waters.
The trouble with wearing rose tinted glasses during a promising courtship, however, is it can set up a faulty foundation for lasting trust.
Beyond a connection based on deep personal truths that allow love to grow and thrive, conscious relationships are steeped in a shared understanding and respect for the truth. It can be bowed by philosophy, mood, memory (or lack thereof) or emotional obstacles.
Being open to a strong, loving foundation means identifying when the intention to be positive and hopeful leaves disappointment and a gaping hole in a relationship.
Early on, hearing “I said that but I didn’t mean that exactly” statements from a romantic interest is something to be aware of.
Being imperfect is a part of the divine design that can contribute to our growth.
While positive affirmations, mantras and committing to a positive point of view can create magnetism for a collective overly-identified with being ‘nice’ rather than ‘human,’ it may not be so helpful when seeking a level romantic playing field.
When two people realize an initial harmless date has lead to a meaningful connection, what they share about who they are, what their interests are and what they value in their life matters a great deal.
Setting the tone for the relationship is important.
While mindful daters can be incredibly diverse and have a holistic approach to life, they may often be influenced by a unique viewpoint when it comes to roles that are naturally defined in sacred relationships.