'Intimacy' Chapter

Intimacy

Sex as we know it is biological, but intimacy is not biological. The primary cause of divorce is sex. Sexual issues. Lack of intimacy and communication, and the sexual issues arise because of the lack of intimacy and communication. If sex isn’t communication, what worth does it really have? What if you had been intimate with your partner? The way of intimacy is an act of love and will. It’s a bond as deep as our human connection. Intimacy is recognizing that you are alive in a living world, and accepting this truth.

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” Rollo May

“For a marriage relationship to flourish, there must be intimacy. It takes an enormous amount of courage to say to your spouse, “This is me. I’m not proud of it — in fact, I’m a little embarrassed by it — but this is who I am.” Bill Hybels

“Most people have come to prefer certain of life’s experiences and deny and reject others, unaware of the value of the hidden things that may come wrapped in plain and even ugly paper. In avoiding all pain and seeking comfort at all costs, we may be left without intimacy or compassion; in rejecting change and risk we often cheat ourselves of the quest; in denying our suffering we may never know our strength or our greatness.” Rachel Naomi Remen (American, clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine)

Essence of Relationship

Intimacy is vital and most people have only a loose view of what it is, if they have it at all. Intimacy is the essence of relationships. You live and breath in a state of intimacy with the earth itself.… Seek More

Intimacy With Others

Some people do enter into intimacy in their relationships, and they do change as a new relationship begins. If you are conscious you choose differently. You become conscious of your patterns by allowing your feelings fully. You can’t experience what you… Seek More

Opening Up

Intimacy is opening yourself up to hurt, and a lot of people make use of that. Actually, I would disagree with that. I tend to be very intimate with animals. I pay them a lot of attention. People see it… Seek More

Sexual Union

Meditation is intimacy with self. That is what meditation is in essence. You are stopping and opening your awareness to “death” in the moment. Death, because you aren’t controlling anything. You are becoming aware that you are, even outside of… Seek More

Powerful Connection

Intimacy is a vital force in life. The willingness to embrace your newborn child. The willingness to open your home to an elder in need. There is something beyond “moral code”, and to my belief a moral code alone is… Seek More

Intimacy Says Us

Is intimacy an abandonment of your own thoughts and your own will? No, it isn’t, and can’t be. There is no intimacy if you become a non presence, but in intimacy your ego is jeopardized because it leads to very… Seek More

Alive in a Living World

Authoritarianism. Men are brought up that they are to be the authority. They are supposedly the ones to discipline the kids. I will be totally honest. I don’t like telling anyone to do anything. We claim to be a democracy.… Seek More