When connecting with one another, heart-to-heart, we must allow for the development of trust if intuitively you do not feel the groundwork of trust is already there.
Provide the space for being.
Do not seek out company for the sake of filling space, there is an energy exchange in every encounter we have.
We can experience connections through more then human interaction, notice the breeze connecting to the breath, connecting to nature through your eyes, the grass connecting to your feet, the music connecting to your ears, soul, heart, pure source, yourself.
If you choose to spend time with someone, treat it as sacred space, don’t choose to spend time with someone if you find yourself with that person wishing you are somewhere else- it sounds simple but so many do it to fill the void of loneliness.
Listen, remain open minded, cultivate gratitude and appreciation for what you are sharing with one another.
If you are in another’s company and they are sharing themselves with you and your mind drifts. It is not necessary, for the sake of politeness, to continue on the conversation as if you were present the whole time. Allow the person to feel heard, one of the foundations of deepening connections. Stop, ground yourself and ask them to please repeat as you were not quite there are you truly want to listen to what they have to share, this is one of many building blocks of trust in intimacy.
Authenticity is honesty in action, where nothing is forces-> instead the evolution of curiosity of the mirror reflection of yourself in another, another in yourself, the learnings and the space in between.