To live in vulnerability can sometimes seem too much, too overwhelming; you want to take the ‘easy’ option, to desensitize yourself once more, to retreat back into ignore-ance. But what happens then? You start to feel frustrated, closed down, unexpressed; begin longing for something more, longing to come alive. Break the cycle! Make insecurity your dearest friend, not-knowing your bedfellow, fall in love with the rawness of life; that’s where true aliveness resides, that’s where all the real magic happens.