The Many Paths to Intimacy
As we study to actually respect each other’s variations, probably the most sought-after very best — loving partnership that fosters emotional and religious progress — is turning into a actuality.
— Artwork Klein quoted in The New Intimacy by James Sniechowski and Judith Sherven
The worth of a private relationship to issues is that it creates intimacy and intimacy creates understanding and understanding creates love.
— Anais Nin quoted in The Temple within the Home by James Lawlor
Enlightenment is simply intimacy with all issues.
— Eihei Dogen quoted in No Starting, No Finish by Jakusho Kwong and Peter Levitt
Intimacy is a music of spirit inviting two folks to return and share their spirit collectively. It’s a music that nobody can resist. We hear it whereas awake or sleeping, in group or alone. We can’t ignore it.
— Sobonfu E. Some in The Spirit of Intimacy
The F.A.C.E. of the inflated ego is Concern, Attachment, Management and Entitlement — probably the most vicious enemies of intimacy.
— David Richo in How you can Be an Grownup in Relationships
Zen Buddhist Knowledge
Non secular intimacy along with your accomplice helps create emotional intimacy and makes your bodily intimacy extra fulfilling. The three sorts of intimacy are interconnected.
— Thich Nhat Hanh in Constancy: How you can Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts
Non secular Knowledge
All true intimacies are presents. They seem as if from behind us, beside us, above us, under us. We normally can’t see them coming. They take our complete consideration, and within the course of now we have an opportunity to return face-to-face with one thing we didn’t learn about ourselves and the world.
— Gunilla Norris in Journeying in Place