Since our connection began with such openness and honesty, it’s been incredibly frictionless and blissful. (From Steve's blog posting)
I, too, have recently begun a new relationship. Mine started as love at first sight, what an amazing experience. What has struck me the most is something you mention in passing in your blog posting: trust.
We have a deep seated trust that goes beyond any experience I have had before (and I'm not a young man anymore - not old yet, either). I am glad to hear that you are experiencing something similar.
My feeling is that if you are true to yourself, put yourself 'out there' with intentions as you describe, that you will attract people who like you just as you are. The converse is also true, you will attract people you like just as they are as well. When love strikes in such a situation there is no pretense of being something other than you are. That ability to be yourself is a true pathway to personal and relationship bliss.
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Dropping the notion that you have to please everyone or anyone, or comply with societal norms gives you the freedom to be the person you are. In the end, that is what people admire most in others, although most people don't have the courage to open themselves to the world as you have done.
Thank you, Steve, for putting your heart and soul out there for all of us to see and learn from. I wish you and Rachelle continued bliss (and only friction in ways you both enjoy
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