On the Subject of Emotional Openness
“Try to think of yourself as one big orifice: now stop clenching and relax. If the procedure proves uncomfortable, it just shows you’re not open enough. Psychotherapy may be required before sufficient dilation can be achieved: the world’s most expensive lubricant.” LoL.
This is exactly what I needed to read right now.
“Remember that what is insulting is not the person who abuses or hits you, but the judgment that these things are insulting. So when someone irritates you, realize that it is your own opinion that has irritated you. Try, therefore, in the first place, not to be carried away by the impression; for if you once gain time and respite, you will find it easier to control yourself.” ...