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Tricia La Bella
Keymaster

Another thank you to the group, sharing your views on
Vulnerability 5th October 2020

Running through the back streets getting home when we were younger – we were vulnerable…

We had rules when we were younger to avoid being vulnerable…

A lot of people feel vulnerable walking down Hindley Street…

Why is it?

I feel vulnerable anywhere, why?

I don’t feel safe…

Is feeling vulnerable a good thing or not a good thing?

When I travel alone I feel vulnerable – safety is first…

It’s OK to feel vulnerable,

I felt vulnerable when I showed my grief about my dog. It showed others more about myself, how I truly felt.

Showing emotions can make us feel vulnerable…

Especially when we are being perceived as strong.

I don’t want to show emotions as I’d feel embarrassed…

I like to put on a brave face…

That may be how I was brought up…

When you are a creative it can bring vulnerability.

We may hide what is really happening…

People say get over things… so you don’t show what is really happening.

Vulnerability is actually putting yourself first… and being able to express it…

How nice to be able to say ‘I am missing my dog… and how I truly feel’

It’s nice to be able to trust someone to share…

Whether we like it or not we are vulnerable…

Showing it is not a weakness – it is a strength.

We are human, it’s OK to be scared and to say it.

Resilience is about hiding what you feel,

Vulnerability is sharing what is important to you

What kind of things can you be vulnerable about:

Health, we are all vulnerable with coronavirus
Financial
Identity
Physical
Psychological
Emotional

Sharing can open up ideas and things that help and that can protect you also…

So look for your tribe who you feel safe with… are compassionate

nowadays we show our vulnerability to move away from perfection and the unachievable,

It’s important for children to see that teachers show they are infallible

For leaders, Daniel Andrews to admit his mistakes, showed he is infallible…

Let’s let go of the pretence, the facade,

When you share truthfully and express things, we actually get to know the real you.

You show the human side and that is heart warming

We are actually all the same…

In some way we are all vulnerable

I can see the vulnerability in others and that helps me with own vulnerability

Someone is always worse off than me…

Vulnerability our truth, being prepared to show it,

Thanks Nigel for the tour of Hindley Street, facing your vulnerabilities

Sometimes, we are pressured to uphold the expectations and show we perfect

It’s not even true…. on social media

Crafted impressions –

It’s an illusion – a delusion –

So who are we fooling?

No one can ever know what is real, when we don’t show what is real…

So why hide, why not showcase it as it is…

Perfect is the habit…

Better to admit the flaw the mistake?

Spend more time being true, authentic

Not showcasing everything…

Like running down Hindley Street naked. What?

The extreme…

Will you still like me?

What is that needing to be liked…

Our dreams may show us what we may fear… what we don’t want to show –

is it that we fear that others may not like us?

It may be an assumption that people won’t like things about us.

Is it true?

Letting it out, the real, can be part of freedom….