Do we open ourselves or brace ourselves? A situation is presenting itself. Do you find you are a bracer or an opener?
There is no hard and fast rule. Both have their place.
To open yourself and to brace yourself are necessary, not just one or the other. It’s like the necessary flow, sets of waves in the ocean. It allows, ensures movement…flow. Exchange, dynamic life-giving movement.
Let yourself move through and adapt, give and receive what is necessary at the time. Your body knows what to do. Trust it!