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?

Be you.

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