My desire is to have a spiritual partnership, not only with myself, but with my spouse and our children.  To me, a spiritual partnership is thriving when we are present, awake, and alive with our loved ones.  Here is how I am practicing this by:

  1. putting electronics away when loved ones are with me
  2. pausing before I speak
  3. listening – feet planted, eyes on them without contemplating a self-righteous reply
  4. seeing their souls more than their personalities
  5. looking for what is right, not wrong
  6. enjoying simple pleasures with them – time in nature, playing with our dogs, eating clean food, praying
  7. daily silence so I can remember the above