All painful emotions are expressions of fear. When you are caught in a current rage or remorse, or seek revenge, you cannot see that. You see only a cause of your anger, a loss that you cannot replace or an injustice that torments you. As you strike out in anger, withdraw in sorrow, or seethe at an injustice, you keep yourself from the central perception of what lies at the root of your pain. That is fear.
All you see around you, everyone you encounter, and all you experience inwardly are reflections of a fear that permeates your awareness. Until you can turn to face your own fears, you will be a prisoner of them. You will not find your way out of the cold, dark room. You will not even know that there is an outside. Your life will be filled with anger, vengefulness, regret, envy, and more. This is the experience of no intimacy, a painful descent into powerlessness.
Some individuals do not know another type of experience. They see others as threats, opportunities, targets, resources, or the answers to their prayers. This is the human condition that is now undergoing transition. This is the human condition that is now undergoing transition. Intimacy is not the perception of immediate family, close friends, or dearest relatives as allies, sources of strength, and shelters against the storms that blow. Intimacy is trusting that the Universe will provide what you need, when you need it, and in the manner most appropriate for you."