People seem to be more aware of how they are feeling. They label their feelings as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ but feelings are neutral and are part of being human. It frequently appears as though our feelings are coming from something outside us; from our bank balance, partner, children, job or boss.
Some feelings can seem really strong; ones we wish would go away. The stronger the feeling, the more we feel it is telling us about something true and the more it appears we need to act to change something. We begin to try to ‘fix’ our circumstances, or think… Continue reading
“Vulnerability is weakness”; that’s how many of us see it.
Often we push away and shut our emotions off in order to protect ourselves. We become resentful of those who show their emotions. Through our fear and discomfort we judge and criticise others.
When we think of vulnerability we think of pain and ‘dark’ emotions such as fear, grief and disappointment but emotions can also be ‘light’, such as love, joy, courage and empathy. With vulnerability comes uncertainty and risk and therefore we can tend to avoid it. However, love is also a risk and yet we still embark upon… Continue reading