Face the Vulnerability

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    from "Measure of Trust", 2008, July 25, Friday



    Maxine Walden: not sure it is necessary, but I was aware that I took a few heavy, doubting feelings from yesterday’s conversation, and did write a note to you about them, which you responded to in a way which helped the ‘bits.’. I am so awed by how vulnerable we can feel, us as ‘grownups’ mostly still with open hearts and earnest hearts, can feel some pain in these frank discussions…
    Pema Pera: yes, absolutely
    Pema Pera: I am feeling vulnerable here on a daily basis :-)
    Adams Rubble: You are putting yourself out there, Pema
    Maxine Walden: and yet it is so necessary to be able to have that openness and frankness and feel whatever doubt there may be and then come back, trusting that we can all grow and help each other…feeling vulnerable does feel like such an essential part of all of this exploration
    Pema Pera: yes
    Gaya Ethaniel also agrees that supportive environment is important
    Maxine Walden: and I am aware of feeling it a lot…does bring that ‘child’ part out which is there is us all, all the time
    Adams Rubble: I feel that this little separation, i.e. we hide a bit behind our avatars, helps ease that vulnerability a bit
    Maxine Walden: In my vulnerability to doubt and openness to learning, I feel that vulnerability to make me feel childlike, Gaya, does that speak to your question?
    doug Sosa: one of the things i think i’ve learned here is that we really are not so vulnerable. No physical thraet, and psychicly we can leave at any moment. “sticks and stones..but name can never hurt me” seems more real here. The lesson is we could go farther faster in honest speech, with faith that we can recover from anything.

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