Rather than partaking in the rat race, we need to evolve our perception of dating and become conscious daters.
Conscious dating is a method that honors and respects us as individuals and offers an emotionally healthy way to find love.
It’s because we were not acting from a place that reflected our wants, needs, and ideals.
We were so focused on attracting someone that we failed to realize we were presenting a figment; an illusion. It is important that we always express a deep curiosity about who we are, how we behave, and how we interact.
How many of us claimed to enjoy something our dates were interested in because we wanted to seem more relatable?
So many of us do it, but then we wonder why we feel like we have to wear a mask all the time, and why, when the mask inevitably breaks apart and our true self shows, the relationship wanes.
When we love ourselves fully it means we accept ourselves, warts and all.
If it no longer feels good, right, or makes us happy, it’s time we stop participating in it.
Though many of these steps may seem rather simple or obvious, their effects are profound to everyone who wants to foster a conscious relationship.
Contemporary guidance in dating makes it feel like a rat race filled with a plethora of tips and tricks for snagging a keeper that usually requires each of us to come painfully close to (and sometimes over the edge of) compromising ourselves.
We may capture someone’s attention for all of a New York minute, yet these tactics often fail to produce a meaningful and lasting connection, rich in intimacy and connection.
We must acknowledge that our bodies, minds, and hearts have gotten us to where we are and should be loved and respected.