Dana Velden

‘Intimacy can be a difficult request. In order to be intimate, we need to give up control and safety; we need to allow something to be completely what it is and to let it touch us fully, without holding back. Can we do this completely? Can we allow this to happen 100 percent of the time? Some people say that this is the very definition of enlightenment, this unmediated openness to all experience. Maybe so. It’s also… a definition of madness. But what’s more critical, and to me what is more interesting, is not so much chasing after this nearly unattainable goal but simply exploring how intimacy is present (or not) in our own everyday, noisy, messy, busy lives.’ (Finding Yourself in the Kitchen)

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