“Everybody is afraid of intimacy. The problem becomes more complicated because everybody wants intimacy. Everybody wants intimacy because otherwise you are alone in this universe — without a friend, without a lover, without anybody you can trust.”
Our fear of intimacy comes from the fear of being unacceptable as we are. Using gentle non-cathartic methods, we will allow ourselves to experience some of these fears at a conscious level.
We will also look at how the judgments we make of ourselves hinder our ability to be open and loving. As we become more loving and accepting of ourselves, the doors open to intimacy with others.
The work consists of interactive exercises in pairs, introspection, and group sharing. We begin to see how we all have similar fears around intimacy. This allows us to become more playful and light-hearted in our connections with others. To move from the seriousness of the ego to the childlike innocence of the heart.
“Once you have accepted yourself as you are, the fear of intimacy will disappear.”
“Only a man of meditation can allow intimacy to happen.”