By: Imogen Sita Webber –This exploration of life requires great vulnerability, earnestness, openness, radical honest and deep inquiry. It’s a truly destructive process, one that burns everything that you are not with such a fire that not even a whisper of the false is left. …
How do you inhabit your vulnerability?
Vulnerability is not a weakness, a passing indisposition, or something we can arrange to do without, vulnerability is not a choice, vulnerability is the underlying, ever present and abiding under-current of our natural state. To run from vulnerability is to run from the essence of our nature; the attempt to be invulnerable is the vain attempt to become something we are not and most especially, to close off our understanding of the grief of others. More seriously, in refusing our vulnerability we refuse to ask for the help needed at every turn of our existence and immobilize the essential, tidal and conversational foundations of our identity. … [click on title to read and view more]
Little Children Most Vulnerable to Violence
Since I began my work with those labeled mentally ill it’s been clear that trauma plays a large part in the lives of most of those with psychiatric labels. This simple observation that many of us have made and many others want to deny is beginning to be largely supported in the literature and science…. Continue Reading →
To create a world in which we are met with compassion when we are most vulnerable
His vision is to create a world in which we are met with compassion when we are most vulnerable. I stand with him in this vision. This blog was created to help create such a world. That no one be harmed by psychiatry or any other institution ever again. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The Power of Vulnerability
about the cultural myth that equates vulnerability as weakness instead of recognizing it as the greatest measure of our courage.
Empathy, compassion and vulnerability: collection
Self-compassion, empathy towards oneself and the willingness to be vulnerable paired with ongoing awareness are the qualities we need to nurture so that we might heal our mind and body and after that the mind and bodies of others and then the planet too. Bringing mindfulness to our own lives with these powerful states of consciousness can be part of the beginning of change. Paying attention to a process is changing the process!
The Power of Being Vulnerable
We live in a culture where making yourself vulnerable – exposing your fears and uncertainties, taking emotional risks – is considered a form of weakness, and something most of us want to run away from. But Brené’s research reveals the hugely positive outcomes that emerge from stepping into the arena of vulnerability. It is precisely when we expose ourselves – perhaps in a relationship or at work – that ‘we have experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives’.
Vulnerability and the Illusion of Control
Below I’ve shared a brief excerpt from a longer article on Larry Berkelhammer’s blog: Mind Training to Improve Health. I saw his article right after I noticed a post on twitter saying cancer and illness in general was a lifestyle choice! They used a damning and judgmental tone too. What is wrong with people?? We… Continue Reading →
Vulnerability and intimacy
We cultivate compassion by letting ourselves be touched by the suffering within and around us.
Seize the vulnerable moment
Without realizing it, we continually put up protective walls made of opinions, prejudices, and strategies, barriers that are built on a deep fear of being hurt. These walls are further fortified by emotions of all kinds: anger, craving, indifference, jealousy, and arrogance.
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