It is easy to strip off one’s clothes. To lay oneself physically bare before another person.
It is easy to spread one’s legs and show off a part of your physical self no one gets to see.
But it is harder to strip away the veneer.
It is harder to remove the facade that is you.
To expose your history – expose your story to someone.
It is hard to lay your soul bare before someone – to trust them with your truth, with your history, wkth your emotions, with the person you have to live with.
That is truly being bare.
That is truly being exposed.
That is truly showing who you are.
To be laid exposed before a lover – before a friend will always result in an intimacy that cannot be achieved anywhere else.
An intimacy that is unlike any other.
A deeper one that is beyond sex…..
One that is truth….
…that is love…..
…..that is more real and raw than anything else.
It may be scarier than hell to let someone see that side of you….
….to be that vulnerable before them.
But in that moment, you will find love.
You will find happiness.
You will find understanding.
Because no one goes about exposing these things without first assessing the person they are revealing it to. Maybe it is the time – the moment – the situation – the build up where it needs to come out.
It doesn’t matter.
To trust someone with who you are is a beautiful thing.
For both the giver and the receiver.
That…..THAT is true intimacy.