Sarah Peyton uses Brene Brown's definition of vulnerability and expands to offer additional precision in her own definition. She explores the concept of vulnerability and its relation to the instrumental brain.
Overriding our individual or collective capacities can sustain oppressive systems. Honoring limits better aligns with life and is more likely to dismantle patriarchal culture. Accepting, respecting and staying within capacity instead of constantly pushing beyond limits allows for increased individual and collective capacity -- this can lead to more sustainable agreements and a shift towards a more interdependent, gifting paradigm.
Discover how the perennial strength of compassion and the living energy of needs can help you develop resilience in order to remain present with yourself and others amidst today's challenges.
When feeling unworthy, powerless, or afraid, we can hear others' comments as criticism, rejection, demands, limits, or attacks. Practice self-compassion, release attachments, and ask “How can I stretch the boundaries of who I believe myself to be, in service of love?”. Try replacing love with a word that inspires you (e.g. freedom, thriving, etc). Note answers that arise later. Or explore the question with a trusted person or in a journal. Read on for examples.
By guessing our child's feelings and needs we open the door to understanding what's behind their behavior, and can better suggest solutions that meet both their and our own needs. In this way we build trust and their desire to seek us out in times of need. Expressing our own feelings and needs also allows us to help them understand the value in fulfilling tasks or requests.