Honest Vs Mindful

are mindfullness & honesty essential to polyamorous relationships? What are the limitations, if any? Check this post for some ideas.

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Let’s first look at these two commonly used words and what they mean to most people from a definition perspective.

We can then look at them in the context of a relationship (not just a poly one).

“Honesty – refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc.”

All of these things are highly desirable in a person and all about the way to behave and conduct yourself from a moral perspective when dealing with others.

“Mindfulness involves being aware moment-to-moment, of one’s subjective conscious experience from a first-person perspective”

This is about how you see yourself and the actions that you take.

Looking at it closely, these two ‘Virtues’ in combination make a great foundation for how to conduct yourself within poly. However, alone they fail to take into account the other sides…

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About dave94015

interested in alternative relationships, visual artist, erotic romance writer and reviewer of erotica, drug rehab clinic intern - mid 20's
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