On our journey to achieve the healing for which we took birth, we must find a path that will lead us to living in harmony with others, and will bring us to healthier, intimate, romantic, and committed sexual relationship with that special person in our life whom we love.
Our thoughts and attachment to sensory objects are seen as two primary steps that can lead to the growth of addiction.
The ability to experience genuine recovery requires rigorous honesty and the willingness to share our most private shortcomings with others.
The expression of healthy sexuality with another requires intimacy. Revealing all of ourselves to another leaves us vulnerable.
We all have wounds that lie dormant, capable of being reopened at any moment. These wounds need to be honored and nurtured; some have to be recalled and brought to consciousness so that we can better understand ourselves and others.
This journey begins by expressing our needs, desires, fears, and preferences honestly to our relational partner.
We need to hold the feelings and sensibilities, the shortcomings and limitations, of ourselves and our partner gently, with compassion and loving kindness.
Research report; Richard Irons; Ranier Marie Rilke. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Volume 1, Issue 4 October 1994 , pages 322 – 336