People don't often see the connection between contributing in a way that is a natural fit and intimacy. What I've seen is that when your work does not fit your values, passion and sense of purpose, you learn to hide who you are (possibly even from yourself) behind an image that you believe has you appear successful or okay. Intimacy actually develops when you allow yourself to be known and seen, all parts of you, in a transparent way. Your vulnerability and honesty draw people close to you. Working in an arena that doesn't hide who you are flows into all of your life, including your intimate relationships.
Are you working in an arena that reflects who you are? If not, what are you willing to do about it?
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