Many of us are afraid to be emotionally generous with others. The idea of exposing our 'heart and soul' leaves us feeling weak.
Perhaps this is because we have not learned to balance our giving and taking in a way that works.
And our historical experience of losing balance is often a painful crash!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
A PUSH/PULL EXERCISE
Try this old time push/pull exercise - it's fun.
You can do it solo using a wall, a mirror or even your shadow or with a real or imaginary partner.
Sit or stand facing your partner. Now gently touch palms. Take a minute to breathe and tune in to what you are feeling.
Next let one person be the leader and push against the other. (No violence please!)
Now change places and let the other person take over.
After a few minutes, drop your hands, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Share with your partner how you felt in each position.
Now reconnect palms, breathe deeply and with your eyes closed experiment with finding a rhythm - a back and forth that feels comfortable and balanced between the two of you.
Continue for a few minutes with your eyes open.
Share with your partner what you experienced.