You’re Beautiful When You’re Naked
Clients frequently ask how I can stand listening to people in turmoil for a living. Their perception is that I see people at their worst; that I get bored; or sit in judgment. The truth is, whether in my professional life or personal relationships, I’ve learned to see beauty in vulnerability – even when it is painful. Many people find being naked (physically or emotionally) intimidating. Showing parts that you normally don’t show is scary; there could be rejection, hurt, or indifference. It’s counter-intuitive to open yourself up to being wounded but it is also normal to get occasionally hurt when you get close to someone. Intimacy is not always fun and easy. What’s important is that each person learns to appreciate the process; that even though what is revealed may not be liked, respect and admiration for the other’s willingness to expose themselves remains.