“In every man there is something which to a certain degree prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself; and this may be the case in so high a degree, he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself. But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard
True and lasting intimacy is not possible with those who hide, repress or deny aspects of themselves. Conscious relating begins and thrives on ongoing and deepening self revelation and self knowledge.
Art by Aykut Aydogdu