Elements of Empowerment from the 27th Transformational Agenda Magazine: ‘Relationships

* note: This is the first of nine articles which together make up the “Self-Analysis Tool”. See directions at end of article.

Relationships are an integral part of our lives and essential to the human experience. Like a flower watered with consistent attention and genuine effort, relationships with family and friends.

• Would you be your own friend?

Stay in touch and know that trust and sincerity are the foundations upon which all relationships are built. Friends and family should come to count on you as someone trustworthy, honest, and dependable with good intentions. In any good relationship, there is no room for superficiality, pretense, or shallowness. Become the type of friend or family member you wish to have!

Stay in Touch; Be Trustworthy and Sincere | Rate Yourself – 1 2 3 4 5 +

• Can you hear?

Always take a genuine interest in what others have to say. Cultivate healthy relationships by giving your undivided attention. Be fully present in the moments that you spend with others. Often times we hear someone but don’t actively listen to what the other person is saying. To actively listen means you are engaged with what is being shared and are trying to understand the emotions and feelings that are being communicated. Listening is a sign of respect and engagement.

Take an Interest and Learn to Listen | Rate Yourself – 1 2 3 4 5 +

• Do you live in a bottle?

Without consistent care and attention, close relationships cannot last. There is so much that you can share with your friends and family. Share sympathy, encouragement, and praise. Openly give your time, companionship, wisdom, and kindness. Tell your loved ones how much you value them and why they are special to you. These actions are seldom forgotten and often reciprocated. Remember, it’s the little things!

Open Up, Share, and Care | Rate Yourself – 1 2 3 4 5 +

• Have you made respect optional?

For many of us it can be difficult, even painful, to realize that a friend, family member, colleague, or partner is not treating us with the respect or courtesy that we deserve. Speak up, and do not be afraid to step away from potentially harmful situations and to remove negative influences in your life. Never submit to any kind of verbal or physical abuse, and always “to thine own self be true.”

Avoid Unhealthy Relationships | Rate Yourself – 1 2 3 4 5 +

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Read this article for a better understanding before using the ‘Self-Analysis Tool’:
Introduction: Making Your LEAP in Empowerment Easy, Quick & Successful

Print forms from this article on pages 42,43, & 44: Your Beloved New Being – Print PDF ➡

Start with the first article of nine (above). Read each article and enter your response for it on your form when you finish each one.

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