We can’t stop others from being defensive by telling people not to be defensive.
But, we can choose not to be defensive even in the presence of people who are seemingly defensive.
When we are sure of what we are defensive about, that is righteousness.
But, when we begin to question our defensiveness and the surety of our defensiveness, that is clarity and the doorway to expansion, wisdom and compassion which includes the embrace of self and others.
~ GG ~