Why we need a hug?

There’s a reason why, when my son who’s six is crying, he needs a hug. It’s not just that he needs my love. He needs a boundary around his experience. He needs to know that the pain is contained and can be housed and it won’t be limiting his whole being. He gets a hug and he drops into his body.
—Matthew Sanford


Source: Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise, p. 68.

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