Hello World, and Haaaaaaappy Meditation Monday!
So, although I'm nolonger in the dating world because I'm married (5 years), I could still use a few dating pointers to keep things fresh! In the case of applying meditation to dating, the objective of this meditation practice is to get outside of your emotional thoughts and expectations. When one is dating, they usually have a goal or purposeful intentions. Whether it be to gain emotional support, companionship, or sexual engagement, we often dive head first into new relationship endeavors with deeply rooted, preset expectations. This....is a no no! It only sets us up for failure!
If you're married or already in a committed relationship, you could use this practice to open up understanding of your partners point of view. Maybe you guys disagree about something, or maybe they want you to empathize with one of their actions. You could meditate objectively; on the matter at hand, and extract your own opinion and feelings from the equation. This will allow you to see things solely from their perspective, and might allow room for forgiveness or understanding.