The thought of taking an exit to escape enters my mind from time to time. The whole hearted and the vulnerable don't take those exits or escape routes. The wholehearted stay and stare vulnerabilities in the face! They might get hurt. They might end up embarrassed or rejected...but they stay nonetheless! Easy to hide to protect!..but oh how that becomes a habit which results is remaining alone.
"Your prison is walking through this world all alone."
Desperado ...The Eagles
Stay! Be vulnerable! ... if others meet you there in that vulnerable space... Connection, appreciation, respect, trust, and love could be yours'.