Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity. —Germaine Greer—
Intimacy is the gift that bonds us to one another. We understand our likeliness and can acknowledge our differences in this process of sharing our selves. We can see how similar our fears and hurts are, and in seeing we gain strength.
Becoming intimate with someone else unites us,
enlarges our capacities to nurture the people in our lives. Our emotional growth is proportionate to our attempts at intimacy. Too often often we hold back from telling others who we really are, fearing that they’ll think less of us if they know the person we hide within. Only the experience of self-revelation can assure us that others won’t think less of us. our unity with another is possible only if we share the person who lives within. I must find unity with others if I am to have the strength to withstand whatever befalls me. The people around me can be trusted with knowledge of my inner self. I’ll reach out today.