The defenses we erect to protect us create the very condition we are trying to avoid.
Thus, when someone builds a castle to protect his liberty, he ends up as a prisoner in his own castle because he dares not leave it.
– Alexander Lowen
There’s no conversation without vulnerability.
– David Whyte
For most of us, beginning very early in life, we learned to fear vulnerability. Having been hurt by others when feeling vulnerable, we concluded it is vulnerability that is to be avoided. Our walls, defenses, and facades made more sense. Yet, we have come to fear the wrong thing. Only within vulnerability is there any possibility of genuinely connecting with one another; only within vulnerability is there any possibility of living an alive life.
At the beginning of every Ubuntu group, before we seek to relate deeply with one another, we start out with the group practice of TRE. We seek to come back into our own skin, vulnerable, yet grounded.
The next Ubuntu group will be on Friday June 15. I hope you will be there.
If you would like more information on how to join the Ubuntu group, please get in touch with us. : )
Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.