|Considers the Soul, 9 x 12 in., by Tim Holmes|
I think such vulnerability always affects every one of our relationships. If we are open and consciously available to our own experience we are more likely to have control as changes need to be made. (We will still engage in projecting our own material into the relationship, but the "Other" that we encounter won't clobber us over the head so much as dance with us.) Of course we can never become one with the other, but laying naked in bed with their image is what that vulnerability feels like as the active person (myself as actor) encounter the receptive Other (as partner to me; either the real person I am engaging or my projection upon that person).