Relationships come to us in many forms. We have them with family, co workers, neighbors, friends, and the ever challenging intimate relationships. The Golden Rule says “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” but sometimes the other person does not want what you want. A better rule would be to find out what the other person wants and offer to make it happen by working together.
The key is to pay attention to the mood and level of energy that is being created between the two of you in the moment. This will give you clues as how to respond to the question or circumstance. Perhaps their energy will not support your interaction at the time. Maybe a kind word or compliment will soften their energy so they will be more receptive to your input.
Open your intuition and sense what will serve the other party and then if it aligns with your intention, offer this to them. There is no need to give your power away or diminish who you are. There are sometimes when you can adjust the mood of the scenario by knowing what the other person needs.
Stop – reacting
Look – at the need of another
Listen – to your heart