Staying in the the present moment and not allowing your past issues with certain individuals to affect your present interactions with them can be challenging.

Whether it be with relatives, romantic partners, friends, or colleagues – the dynamics of human relationships inevitably involve challenging moments and emotional upset from time to time. These incidents can add up; often morphing into harmful patterns of communicating and relating to one another.

In this 7-minute video, the legendary Eckhart Tolle explains how you can break these negative cycles by anchoring yourself in the now. In seeking to be very present, without expectation, you create a new environment that makes it very hard for old, harmful behaviors to continue and, in fact, can cause these negative patterns to crumble away.

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