How to Have Deep and Meaningful Relationships in Your Life

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In todays episode, Alex and Mimi discuss what it means to go deep both with yourself and others and how doing so can enrich your relationships.

When facing challenges and conflicts throughout our lives, we have a choice, do we stay in the comfort and familiarity of the shallows or do we go out and explore the depths and face the challenges that can help us evolve?

“The true wealth and gifts lie in the depths of our soul and the souls of other people that we come across” – Mimi Ikonn

Admittedly an extrovert, Mimi discusses the challenges she faced at a silent meditation retreat and how facing her fear of listening to the heart led to an important lesson. Alex discusses the significance of maintaining the ability to self reflect in an age of social media and instant gratification.

“The moments of nothing are where you actually have that space to reflect and get to know yourself a little deeper” – Alex Ikonn

Placing honesty over the guarantee of happiness can lead to a healthier relationship, and whilst this honesty may be upsetting or challenging at first, transparency can be an important communicative tool that helps us avoid a build up of negative feelings towards each other over time.

We all have our different paths in life but one thing that we all have in common is having to face challenges along the way. Building healthy and fulfilling relationships can be difficult at times, but those that are built on core principles of honesty and vulnerability can help them stand the test of time!

Here’s what else we discuss today:

  • Two steps to a meaningful relationship

  • The fear of loss and how it can stop people from evolving

  • How social media provides shots of dopamine comparative to gambling

  • Not being afraid to ruffle some feathers

  • Conflict can be a wake up call and gift in building your relationships

  • You never stop learning

  • Social media can be a helpful tool for discourse

We would love to hear from you! Head on over to our website at www.ikonns.com and submit a question. Ask anything from a wide variety of topics, business to relationships... so feel free to ask away!

Resources from today's episode here:

Lazo Freeman – Body, Mind, Soul Transformation podcast.

Insight timer – meditation app.

Tara Brach – Meditation Podcaster

The Case of Doing for Doing Nothing - New York Times article.

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