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A question I often get is about how to be spiritual and have healthy boundaries. I get asked, “what does healthy boundaries mean?”
Healthy boundaries means loving relationships that are respectful, honoring and not in any way co-dependent, manipulating, controlling or abusive.
Understanding what healthy boundaries are is a big step towards having them.
It took me until I was in my 40’s before I realized that I didn’t know what healthy boundaries were. I had all kinds of co-dependency and dysfunction happening in my relationships.
I cleaned up my act, and Spirit led the way for me. Now, it’s easy to maintain healthy boundaries. I barely have to think about it. And that’s because I’ve learned to truly Love myself.
My self-Love and self-care requires me to have healthy and clear boundaries.
This has made a HUGE difference in the quality of my life.
Having healthy boundaries improves the quality of your life and your relationships.
It improves your health and well-being. This is a major issue for all of us.
Some people are easier to be clear with than others. We have different connections with different people.
I don’t like the word boundaries because it feels like separation, but I haven’t found a better word to use in its place. A key to having healthy boundaries is not doing what we don’t wish to do and being willing to talk about it.
Healthy relationships are nourishing and unhealthy relationships are painful.
I’m not interested having painful relationships anymore. If we’re willing to give up ego-grasping we can find our way to loving relationships that are so supportive and deeply fulfilling that we’ll never go back to ego-grasping.
And that’s a wonderful thing to reach for!