Truly Being Vulnerable Means I Do So Without Knowing That I Will Be Received

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:00
Submitted by Natasha

“Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.”
Brene Brown

Last month I attended a conference that included a workshop on shame and vulnerability. As I sat listening, the facilitator shared her belief (based on the teachings of the incredible Brene Brown) that when choosing to speak vulnerably we should connect with someone who has “earned the right to hear our story.” She went on to explain that this means someone trusted — “who cares about you and your feelings enough to receive your vulnerability compassionately”.

Taking My Armour Off

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:25
Submitted by Anonymous

I've tried three times to write about what I am experiencing from exploring tantra and I've deleted them all.

It has been hard to put into words. It feels like a deep knowing that I am returning to. I am just going to talk about the most salient aspect at this time. I did not realise till that first WorkShop just how much armour I have on, how hard it is to take that off and be vulnerable, especially with (cis) men.