Always Be Vulnerable to All That You Are

Episode 212,   Oct 24, 2021, 12:08 PM

When we learn to include more and more of ourselves, we also become more able to include more and more of one another. Being able to do this - to welcome that in us that's fearful, ashamed or lonely, as well as what's joyful, grateful and love-filled - is greatly helped by finding the bigger-something that we are... the something of us that's wide and deep, curious and compassionate and which is, essentially, welcome. And that's something we can also help one another with.

This week's Turning Towards Life is a conversation about how 'inclusivity' starts with us and between us, hosted as always by Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

This is Turning Towards Life, a weekly live 30 minute conversation hosted by Thirdspace in which Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn dive deep into big questions of human living. Find us on FaceBook to watch live and join in the lively conversation on this episode. You can find videos of every episode, and more about the project on the Turning Towards Life website, and you can also watch and listen on Instagram, YouTube, and as a podcast on Apple, Google and Spotify.

Here's our source for this week:


Always be vulnerable
To your pain, your fear, your loneliness,
To your pleasure too, and your joy,
To all that travels through you.
Don’t close the doors
To these pilgrims from a far-off land,
But welcome them all ---
One a wild, restless spirit
Secretly longing to be tamed, 
Another a lover on a long, sweet night,
Who only wants to melt in your embrace.
For this is how you grow ---
By including everything.
Always, always be vulnerable 
To all that you are.

From “Poems of Love and Awakening” by John Welwood

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