This video is worth watching if you are in a relationship or wish to be in relationship or are deciding not to be in a relationship as a life's choice...or any other variation on relationship to self or other that may describe you.
Eckhart Tolle states that unless and until we find the 'consciousness of presence' all relationships and particularly our intimate ones become deeply flawed and ultimately dysfunctional.
Tolle also states that every addiction arises from unconscious refusal to face and move through our own pain. Every addiction starts and ends in pain.
Relationships are notorious for stirring up our pain. In relationship we project that pain onto our partnerships in endlessly creative and complex ways. This leads to more pain and ultimately the dysfunction and destruction of our love relationships.
Unless we face our fear, pain and lack we are basically doomed to live a 'less than ideal' relationship existence.
Lots to think about and ponder here. Let me know what you think.