This is my third blog about Daphne Rose Kingma’s book called “True Love: How to Make Your Relationship Sweeter, Deeper and More Passionate.”
The third section of Daphne Rose Kingma’s book is called “The Transformations of Love” and this is where she addresses the higher meaning of our loving relationships. On page 140 she writes,
“… it [the relationship] is the coming together of two persons whose spirits participate with one another, beautifully and painfully, in the inexorable process of their individual becoming.
In this respect, relationships are like relentless grinding stones, polishing and refining us to the highest level of our radiance. It is this radiance which is the highest expression of love — this is why a relationship is a spiritual enterprise.”
She talks in this section about the value of consoling one another as we are presented with life’s tragedies and challenges; how important forgiveness and tolerance are toward your beloved; and the value of consecrating your relationship by doing special rituals and meaningful observances. I like how she talks about the nuts and bolts and the reality of being in a relationship which is not all sunshine and roses all the time!
I think this is a gem of a book. If you can get a copy of it, I highly recommend it!