ANSWER: Make a commitment to yourself that you will keep yourself safe from harm.
1) Why should you remain open to new people?
“We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” - Eleanor Roosevelt (longest serving First Lady of the US)
NOTE: This quote was discussed in these other shows:
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 076 - Originally aired 4/8/2014 9:00 AM - MYTH WARRIORS! series - “I am scared. My fear is holding me back in life.” - Part 1 of 2
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 077 - Originally aired 4/9/2014 9:00 AM - MYTH WARRIORS! series - “I am scared. My fear is holding me back in life.” - Part 2 of 2
2) What do we mean by 'protect'?
Definition of protect
": to keep (someone or something) from being harmed, lost, etc.
: to save (someone) from financial loss caused by fire, injury, damage, etc."
Protect. (n.d.). Retrieved August 24, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protect
3) What specifically do we mean by 'open'? (Not vulnerable, not [...]