* INTIMACY AND THE BARRIERS OF OTHER VALUES * Revised
When it comes to Intimacy and the serious Barriers of/from other people's values and of "Other Values" per se such as imposed via "Belief and Language" and their associated "Values" and "Ways of Conduct"...
We all have some hard work set ahead for all of us, chiefly if/when we are serious about our Intimacy to our very own selves individually and when shared to those people who are dear o us!
Perhaps, what it is at stake at this Academic Proposition is the Selective "Belief and Language", its associated collection of "Values and Ways of Conduct".
I do trust and I do also know very well, that it is Quite Natural and very much Desirable, for people to own a good bounty of Respect, of Love and of Admiration of/for Oneself first.
As with "Everything in life, it always begins with Oneself", we must like and know ourselves well first and then gather the bravery To Own Ourselves as well.
Many people & their many different socio-religio-politico oriented agendas, they have maligned and vilified the Ego, the Self.
Yes! There are many bandwagons of the self-appointed, self-important Accusers of Self-Centrism, Selfishness and so forth...
Love, respect and caring, they always begin with Oneself first, we must love, respect and care for ourselves first before we can love, respect and care for anybody else on earth.
Perhaps, the point might well be that there is no peace at the Extremes of Anything or of Anybody.
However, the so-called Balance and Harmony, they do abide in the Middle, between being sane and/or, being insane about anything.
Where do we draw the line between the programmed FEAR of Intimacy within the mighty walls, hindrances and barriers of our Cultures, of our Society...
Of/from many years built by carefully crafted and tailored-to-order "Socio-Religio-Politico", men-made rubbish / mythologies / agendas of our world 1% Minority Elite who is bent on controlling / owning the world Other 99% rest of the population/majority...
It has always been a just and fair Question whose virtues won't be found in most religion and politics.
And folks, it is indeed Our INDIVIDUAL DUTY/DIGNITY to OUR VERY OWN SELVES to become, TO BE Well-Informed, to become ABLE / CAPABLE of Intelligent and WISE CRITICAL THINKING on behalf of Ourselves, to become Able to Question the Authority of the Miserable Collections of this world's many, many ( invented-by-this-Species ) "Belief and Language" and their mostly ( obsolete, prejudiced, bigot, willfully ignorant, and/or intellectually dishonest ) "Values and Ways of Conduct".
100% Yes! Yes, it is!
Because, folks, when it comes to Intimacy, ah...
Intimacy must be owned first.
You must own your Intimacy to Yourself first, before you can really and truly share it with another dear human being!
That it is a matter between us and our very own selves individually!
Only then, after we really and truly own our intimacy in full, that we can share it successfully and that way to be, to become inclusive in the social give-and-take of all sexual exchanges without holding anything back, without any measure of inhibitions, misguided reservations from Fear, from mythological barriers fed to us from cradle to grave.
Fear is a master of creating the self-conscious feeling of deceiving ourselves to believe that we are unable to act in a relaxed and natural way.
Fear is master of creating us an awful and false sense of restraint on the direct expression of our instinct.
FEAR only knows how to hurt, folks.
Fear only knows how to limit us, because fear deceives us into believing that we are either inadequate, or unprepared, either helpless, vulnerable or lost/without a chance.
When it comes to FEAR, folks...
- We must never surrender!
Don't get me wrong, in the course of our lives, it is natural and quite expected the fact that we all may feel apprehensive, or afraid, or frightened, and/or, fearful sometimes...
And it is always, always about either Something, or about Somebody!
However, in the world, most people swallow their fears, they set them aside and they still go ahead and they do what must be done...
They overcome their fears and they still get out there and do their parts, they live their lives.
It is the very same with Intimacy.
So feel free to be intimate with your mutually meaningful and mutually consenting/welcoming-of-such adult fellow human being of choice.
And be happy, will you?
Now leave me alone!
Me and my dear Fears, we are quite busy, LOL
Merry Halloween - HAPPY SAMHAIN !
This is my way of seeing it, folks! Well, I could also be mistaken...
But I do doubt that very much!
Sky a.k.a. JD Aeon