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Vulnerability

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Today we welcomed back Geoffrey Baines, official friend of ‘Choose Life’ and explored again the rest creating, clatter abating, easy way to focus and calm down everyday activity of doodling that everyone can do!  We all had a go at doodling with the prompt, ‘sunshine’. Interesting to see what individual minds created with this.  Geoffrey spoke about vulnerability from Seth Godin’s book ‘V is Vulnerable Life Outside the Comfort Zone’  He says:

“Vulnerable is the only way we can feel when we truly share the art we’ve made. When we share it, when we connect, we have shifted all the power and made ourselves naked in front of the person we’ve given the gift of our art to. We have no excuses, no manual to point to, no standard operating procedure to protect us. And that is part of our gift.”

We had a conversation about how any relationship makes us vulnerable, and if we believe we must always appear strong we may miss out on things in life, as if we felt weak we may close the door to opportunities for fear that we may fail.  There may be times where if you do takes risks and allow yourself to be vulnerable it may be that you fail or get hurt or disappointed.  Satisfaction comes from knowing you tried and experienced and you learn lessons for life.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness.” Brene Brown

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