This is what I think second tier/third stage relationship looks like (not the picture....the article below). Aside from loving someone deeply, it's about using relationship as a path for growth and transformation. How do we do that?
From Deepak Chopra:
"People often think of relationship in terms of “convenience,” but what could be more inconvenient than having every fiber in your body touched by the timeless gifts of passion and love? Passion is not only one of the greatest gifts of life, but one of the strongest bonds of a relationship. In the early stages of a relationship, we experience attraction and infatuation. The passion born out of those stages can be intoxicating. As Rumi said, "If infatuation is madness, then I want to be crazy."
Read the entire article here.
Early Alex Grey painting.