"The subject of intimacy often comes up in terms of relationship, of course, and has become a contemporary obsession. People are sometimes desperate to experience intimacy. But it is extremely difficult to be intimate with someone else until you've been intimate with yourself, and the same kind of thought processes interfere with relationships that interfere with everything else in your life. We build up images of ourselves and of the other, and in a typical interaction, the real people don't meet at all. Practice breaks through all that, breaks through these images to what is really happening in the moment. Real intimacy does not look for some particular experience but sees things as they are."
Larry Rosenberg: Breath by Breath - The liberating practice of insight meditation
Shambhala Publications Inc, Boston - 1998
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