The only way to experience true intimacy and true connection is by diving deep into the places of yourself you avoid, hide from or deny. The part of you that you are ashamed of will be your wall between your ability to be truly seen from yourself and others. It’s through vulnerability and transparency that we allow a deep connection.
It is when we look at and accept the parts of ourselves that we don’t like, that we can allow others to truly see us. As we accept ourselves others will do the same.
Until you dive deeper and do this work, you will continue to attract people who reflect these shadows over and over. It may be in a different package. But it’s the same pattern.
Breaking your patterns, your transformation and your leveling-up lies in the work you’re avoiding.
It’s not easy. But it’s absolutely worth it.