Power of Vulnerability

I officially hate the word ‘vulnerable’. The original meaning of the word means that you lack the defences you may need to protect yourself from harm. Rene talks about an aspect of vulnerability that makes us capable of connecting with another person. This kind of vulnerability is not a weakness but a strength. It is a personal power that makes us feel strong and still be in touch with our humanity. 

And you know how I feel about vulnerability. I hate vulnerability. And so I thought, this is my chance to beat it back with my measuring stick. I’m going in, I’m going to figure this stuff out, I’m going to spend a year, I’m going to totally deconstruct shame, I’m going to understand how vulnerability works, and I’m going to outsmart it. So I was ready, and I was really excited. As you know, it’s not going to turn out well.

Because, by the time you’re a social worker for 10 years, what you realize is that connection is why we’re here. It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. This is what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter whether you talk to people who work in social justice, mental health and abuse and neglect, what we know is that connection, the ability to feel connected, is — neurobiologically that’s how we’re wired — it’s why we’re here.

The courage to be creative

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another — and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity.

“There is no path till you walk it,”

he says.

Volunteers

“The Volunteers” Legends of the 21st century Humans. The video is about our ‘helpers’. Those souls who come as volunteers to Earth to support humans to evolve. I love this video!  There is a lot of truth addressed in this video about our spiritual nature and our experience in the human for on Earth. I suggest you pay close attention to their conversation! 

IT IS A MUST SEE!

Art Therapy Empowerment

Art provides many opportunities to express ourselves and help us make sense of the complex world around us.

Ann E. Lawton believes that

art has the potential to heal, transform and empower individuals and communities.

As a Registered Art Therapist, she has worked with inmates, domestic abuse survivors, young adults with depression and anxiety, addicts and individuals with cognitive impairments.

Everything forgivable?

An account of pain, anger, depression and forgiveness of the unforgivable!

When you forgive the burred anger surfaces, tears run with pain … when the tears stop, freedom arrives and a new day heralds.

Success? What is it?

An inspiring account of a painful and enlightening journey.

Life is hard… it has always been.

What is success to you? Whatever it is, it is OK. But be honest with yourself and keep on asking yourself this question.

Decide who you want to be and be brave enough not to japeries who you are!

The first step is who you are NOT, not who you are!

JUST DON’T GO THERE! Stop giving them your time and energy!

You are the author of the book of your life!

Why Art is important?

Katerina Gregos is convinced that contemporary art has an important role to play in society, as one of the last frontiers of free expression …

All art is quite useless – Oscar Wilde

Art is an unnecessary necessity! Think about that!

Which kind of art is more formative, the one that is sold for millions of dollars to billionaires or socially and politically engaging art? 

As an example, let’s have a look at the Russian avant-garde –  a large, influential wave of avant-garde modern art that flourished in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, approximately from 1890 to 1930.