New Course soon to launch in Close Companions Online Relationship Academy: Mindfulness for Couples
Physical affection and sex offer a myriad of opportunities to practice mindfulness with your partner.
As you kiss on the lips, notice how your body feels as you attend to the sensations of the present moment.
Remember what behaviors you had when you first fell in love and mindfully repeat those behaviors.
Mindfully look into your partner’s eyes with compassion for his/her struggles.
Find ways to connect mindfully with your partner in the present moment through laughter, mutual memories, walks, and shared affection. This becomes a positive bank account of emotions so, when times are hard, you have these connections.
Initiate sexual contact and use all your senses to experience the moment. Look into your partner’s eyes, play special music, savor the touch of skin, smell scented candles or massage oil. Always return to the sensations of the present moment. By using all your senses, you heighten mindful experience.
It is possible to mindfully cultivate a compassionate awareness of your partner by following these steps:
To rekindle your relationship, mindfully pay attention and treat your partner as you treated him/her in the beginning. Don’t take him/her for granted and most important: enjoy moments spent together, living it in the present. This is what mindfulness is about!