True human intimacy can only develop when two people have taken the baby steps needed to develop trust and a feeling of safety. It takes time and it takes a commitment from both to allow a closeness to develop and grow and emerge from within.
Making time and 'taking it slow' can be foreign concepts in our fast paced, stress filled, modern world. Time and Love are the only ways to build a true understanding of each other and, little by little, to remove some of the protective layers we wear. The real treasures within can eventually be revealed and lived.
There is magic in our hearts and the beauty in our souls. These are found deep within each person and can be buried under the doubts, fears, negative self talk and poor self image that we can all develop over time. It takes time for each of us to create personal barriers to love and intimacy and it takes time to dissolve them.
The reward for this slow paced, focussed journey inward is the ability to find our inner treasure chest of 'wonderfulness' and once opened we have untold wealth to share. Treasures are always buried and never in full view. They may be found at the end of the rainbow or the bottom of the sea or dug deep under the earth. There is always a journey, a quest, a commitment involved in unearthing treasure but wealth and riches are always the fruits from these efforts.
It's always worth the questing and the digging. Long conversations reveal, finally, the pains held deep within. Silences allow spirits to emerge and mingle and be felt and absorbed. The building of trust is the revealing of a little hurt here, a heartache there and possibly a major grief from somewhere back in time. Intimacy can only develop where there is trust and trust will only grow where our fears can dissolve. It takes time but it is beautiful and elevates human love and connection to amazing, lofty heights. Take the time and take the risk.