Ken Page is a New York based psychotherapist, author and lecturer specializing in the search for intimacy. He recently spoke to Marianne Williamson about Love, Spirit, and Enlightenment. This is, in part, what she said:
Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity. Moving through the ring of fear that surrounds our illumined self. Working through all the issues that lead us to attack, defensiveness, anger, neediness, controlling ways, grasping, avoidance. Those are all ego. And as we surrender those things which form walls around our hearts, then we attain the true authentic self.
And when we are in that place of illumined authenticity, then we are at our most intimate. Because how much more intimate can you be than the realization that we are each other? And we become more intimate with life itself, because we are truly “naked and unembarrassed.”
For the full interview in Psychology Today go here, Finding Love: A new map of the path to intimacy.