Like Icing with Cake!!

How many truly intimate moments do we have in our lifetime? Is it a touch from our beloved, a feeling surging through our heart or screaming at a person you desire for 5 minutes like recently happened to me because words didn’t seem enough.

Type in Intimacy in Google and it brings up over 9,000,000 results. Lots of books, on line and experiential courses abound. It is defined as   Intimacy:

1.

the state of being intimate.
2.

a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group.
3.

a close association with or detailed knowledge or deep understanding of a place, subject, period of history, etc.:

an intimacy with Japan.
4.

an act or expression serving as a token of familiarity, affection, or the like:

to allow the intimacy of using first names.
5.

an amorously familiar act; liberty.
6.

sexual intercourse.
7.

the quality of being comfortable, warm, or familiar:

the intimacy of the room.
So academics are not even sure what it means, how has it been quoted over the centuries, lets have a look:
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1. I like this definition a lot, it has happened to me recently leaving me gob smacked as what to do about the situation after it occurs.
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2. Same person, blowing all over each others face: These Boots are made for Walking.
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3. I’m available for this. Not sure if there is someone there at the moment.
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4. Sounds like song lyrics , these words are so intimate: Just give me a Reason.
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5. My friend Chris runs beautiful events that allow people to experience the intimacy of this over a day : The Yoga of Eye Gazing.
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6. Is bilss really Bliss? my anal proofreading  picked up the mistake. Obviously they didn’t go the hard yards of intimacy when creating this: I was Here.
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7. A deadly trio for the sacredness of true intimacy. Watch out for them.
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8. How often do we withhold this integral form of intimacy in the name of not hurting someone ? : Only Love can hurt like This.
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9. I see You, a phrase donated to the English language from the blockbuster film Avatar. It expresses the depth of intimacy well.
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10. Intimacy cake, without the icing you end up in bed, alone. : Commitment.
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11. Do you do the small things from which big things grow in the intimacy stakes on a daily basis?
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12. I want this oh so badly, come on. I am ready and able.
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13. Are you a player. How much does the C word scare you in your dealings in your relationships.
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14. Henri Nouwen was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community. Over the course of his life, Nouwen was heavily influenced by the work of Anton Boisen, Thomas Merton, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh and Jean Vanier.

After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions including the University of Notre Dame, Yale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, Nouwen went on to work with mentally and physically handicapped people at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario.: Fear and Love.

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15. And isn’t this what we are seeking in the end, access to someone’s soul?

 

Hoping that you remember your intimate moments a little more after reading this.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

namaste

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