Be open. It’s how you experience life.
There was once a time when I didn’t care about boundaries, structures and the norms that are so prevalent in our society.
I would talk to anyone and everyone and share everything on my mind without even thinking about what anyone else thought of me. Of course, I was a kid at the time.
“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong” Marianne Williamson
I was 10, or 11, or 12 when slowly, I changed.
I didn’t tell the people around me I loved them as often and I stopped showing how much I cared. I was growing up. And the older I got, the less I opened up to people. It wasn’t maliciousness or by intent. I loved and cared very much for the people around me. I just became so distant from the open-self that I once was, that sharing my emotions seemed strange. I wasn’t “one of those people” (anymore).
This image somewhat changed me, and got me thinking..
Emotional intimacy should not be spared for a select few. We should embrace intimacy and love deeply for the very foundations of life are built on strong bonds. And strong bonds are formed through intimate relationships.
I don’t mean sexual intimacy, but then again, does it really matter? Any intimacy with people we care about makes us feel alive and life – this crazy unique ‘existence’ which is constantly reminding us how short and ever-changing it is- is for sharing. So we shouldn’t be shying away from these opportunities that allow us to feel more alive and connected. Who really cares what others do or don’t do?