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Accept your vulnerability -
All living things not only feel vulnerable, they really are vulnerable
All living things feel vulnerable. It’s a natural state. As humans we are very conscious of our vulnerability levels as they constantly change from, let’s say 1 to 100. We need to be aware of this or we would take too may risks. But nobody ever gets to feel a vulnerability level of zero.
From the start of childhood we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our vulnerability and our feelings or fear about feeling vulnerable.
There are at least six areas where every person is Vulnerable
1. Survival and Safety -
2. Strength -
3. Sanity -
4. Self -
5. Success -
6. Spirit -
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) create too much vulnerability
An adverse childhood experience is an event or a series of events that causes us to feel scared, fearful, stressed or more vulnerable, or when we’re hurt physically and emotionally, or both.
I recommend talking about ACEs rather than using terms like “trauma” and “abuse.” Sure, those words describe some of the most serious childhood events but any experiences that had a strong effect on you in childhood, regardless of what we call them carry over into adulthood.
Scientists and skilled health professionals are now discovering that the higher your total ACE score the more problems you can expect in your life, effects on physical health, body pain, financial problems, relationship break-
What is your ACE score?
These are symptoms rather than the real problems. If you are having problems like these, you may just be in the grip of a high ACE score.
Click here to take you to a useful ACE survey. It should only take you about 15-
Hiding Vulnerability is not a sign of Power and it’s not being real, authentic or honest
The strongest people are the ones who accept the reality that they have areas of vulnerability and the weakest people are those who try too hard to hide behind a mask of zero vulnerably.
Because that reality is that, like all living creatures, we are all vulnerable all of the time. It just varies between 1 and 100 but it’s never zero.
There is strength in accepting this and living with it because only then we can get on with doing the day to day work of lowering our vulnerability levels.
|Introduction to Being the Real Me|
|Getting Real step by step|
|Define yourself - How?|
|Winning the Struggle - Stories|
|Signs of not being Real|
|Create your own Boundary System|
|Six Key Life Skills|
|Personal and Impersonal Styles|
|Power and Control|
|You Doing You Being and You Having|
|Vulnerability is Real|
|Unique One-off individual|
|Power and Control|
|Being vs Doing|
|Make things happen|
|Narcissistic Behaviour Patterns|
|Real feelings and Emotions|
|Not real feelings|
|Core Belief Balancing|