A Quote by swift on intimacy, love, and passion

live with passion and compassion, proceed with optimism, value disciplined thinking, be open to intimacy and love the mystery.


Source: peter swift

Contributed by: diana nicholson

A Quote by Thomas Moore on intimacy, tecnology, production, progress, soul, connections, and efficiency

Technologies of the soul tend to be simple, bodily, slow and related to the heart as much as the mind.  Everything around us tells us we should be mechanically sophisticated, electronic, quick, and informational in our expressiveness - an exact antipode to the virtues of the soul.  It is no wonder, then, that in an age of telecommunications - which, by the way, literally means "distant connections" - we suffer symptoms of the loss of soul.  We are being urged from everyside to become efficient rather than intimate.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: SoulMates, Pages: xvii

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Derrick Jensen on violence, aggression, environment, sex, and intimacy

But violence does not equal aggression, and our sex need not follow our mistaken model of violence. There are, after all, different kinds of violence. There is the necessary violence of survival, of the killing of one's food, whether that food is lettuce, onion, duck, or deer. Then there are senseless forms of violence so often perpetuated by our culture: child abuse, rape, military or economic genocide, factory farms, industrial forestry, commercial fishing. But violence also can be like sex: a sacramental, beautiful,  and sometimes bittersweet interaction.

Derrick Jensen

Source: A Language Older Than Words, Pages: 35

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Gay Hendricks on intimacy and resistance

The heart of the matter is that there is nothing the matter with our hearts.  It is not love that is to blame.  But each of us has resistance to the very love we desire.  We also have resistance to the space and independence we need.  So we go back and forth, not letting ourselves have one or the other.  Sometimes it is difficult to accept that it is our own resistance, rather than other people or the world, that is responsible for out problems.  Try on the idea, though, because it has powerful consequences.  It means that you are in charge again, and are in a position in which you can do something about how your life goes.

It boils down to this:  Are you willing to have your relationships be a pathway to fully revealing yourself and your potential?  If your answer is yes, real intimacy can be yours on a dail basis.

Gay Hendricks

Source: Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Committment, Pages: 58

Contributed by: Robin

A Quote by David Deida on man, love, superior, intimacy, criticism, and heart

You are not only a man, you are a superior man: a man who does his best to live as love in the world and in his intimacy, a man whose heart remains open and whose truth remains strong...

David Deida

Source: The Way Of The Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Woman, Work, and Sexual Desire, Pages: 54

Contributed by: Mila

A Quote by Richard David Bach on decisions, joy, value, intimacy, marriage, and list

Two things I do value a lot, intimacy and the capacity for joy, didn't seem to be on anyone else's list. I felt like the stranger in a strange land, and decided I'd better not marry the natives.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Spoken by Leslie Parrish) The Bridge Across Forever, page 113

Contributed by: Zaady

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