Deeper-Love: Intimacy

In the previous post, I indicated that the Theory of Balanceology suggests that DeeperLove can have certain conditions:  i. e. intimacy, union, devotion, respect, and commitment.  This post addresses intimacy.  Intimacy comes from the Latin word intima meaning inner or innermost. Intimacy is sharing with another human being one’s inner nature. Intimacy is sharing one’s essential nature <—> one’s very essence. It is taking a risk of sharing my real self in order to draw closer to another person. I propose that intimacy a spirit-to-spirit connection and a being-to-being connection. Amit Goswami felt, “love is not a thing but an act of being.” (1995) In the depths of intimacy there exists a deep-eye glimpse into the very heart and spirit of another being. Intimacy involves the sharing of one’s “secret” knowledge about the Self, thus making intimacy a willingness to risk putting deep trust in the hands of another. Intimacy is difficult to happen without deeper levels of empathy taking place between two people. Intimacy includes being brave enough to risk an investment of emotional energy with another person.  The intimacy  of  deeper-love is surely one of the greatest gifts life has to offer. Dean Ornish said, “love and intimacy are the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well. I am not aware of any other factor in medicine – not diet, not smoking, not exercise . . . not drugs, not surgery – that has a greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death.” (1998) I attest that if a deeper-love intimacy has developed between two people, and for some reason there is a break in their having contact, that those lovers will surely find a way back to each other.

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