Barry Magid writes in Right Here with You: Bringing Mindful Awareness into Our Relationships:

We have to get to know and be honest about our particular strategies for dealing with vulnerability and learn to use mindfulness to allow ourselves to experience more of that vulnerability rather than less of it. To open yourself up to need, longing, dependency, and reliance on others means opening yourself to the truth that non of us can do this on our own. We really do need each other, just as we need parents and teachers. We need all those people in our lives who make us feel uncertain. The goal is not getting to a place where we are going to escape all that, but creating a container that allows us to be more and more human, to feel more and more.

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