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Our sensitivity is our greatest strength.

With Deborah Eden Tull recorded on November 20, 2016.

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Being human is an inevitably vulnerable experience. The challenge lies in being taught that there is something wrong with us for feeling as sensitive and vulnerable as we do, We learn to cover up or numb out our sensitivity.Practice teaches us to turn towards, rather than away, from vulnerability, and allow it to affirm the qualities of genuine strength – authenticity, compassion, resiliency, wisdom, and interconnection. Our sensitivity is our greatest strength – in daily life and spiritual practice. It is our best ally in meeting the global challenges we face.

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