Boundaries in dating by dr henry cloud
On our own, we seek to protect ourselves from discomfort. It was a holiday weekend, and I was at a celebration that included a memorial “paddle out” on surfboards in the Pacific Ocean to honor and remember my brother-in-law, Mark.
He was a Navy SEAL, a great American, husband, father, hero, brother, and a friend. My daughter, Olivia, was 10 at the time, and she wanted to participate in the paddle-out to honor her uncle.
So, we borrowed a surfboard and began to walk out to the beach where the surfers were gathering, with me carrying the board.
I was excited for her to take part in honoring her uncle Mark and was inspired by her fearlessness in wanting to paddle way out into the ocean with all the adults.
She did just great and when we came back to the beach we hugged.
Over time, when you continue to avoid things that cause you fear or anxiety, such as this CEO's fear of letting someone struggle, a pattern builds up, causing you to respond almost automatically to any situations that would cause you anxiety. Being emotionally present and connected while we are confronting another person is the first essential of a good conversation.
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