,The external world my seem at this time to be reflecting a lot of pain and suffering. The language and actions being demonstrated by those who have been afforded the responsibility of guiding our nation can serve to either reinforce or diminish this sense. We may find myself enmeshed in a feeling of resistance to what we see unfolding or we may be filled with a smug sense of satisfaction. No right or wrong just opposite sides of the same coin. Neither serves as they close down our sense of humanity, our vulnerability. We have to be willing to stop reflecting these external conditions and choose to go deeper simply because that is the only way to make a real difference.
I am a fan of allowing myself to be vulnerable, kudos to Brene Brown, though I have been questioning how difficult that may feel to pull off in a social environment, that is so predator friendly. Yes, predator friendly! It would be naive of me to suggest that our culture has been an example of respectful, courteous and genteel human interaction throughout it's short history. Though I must say that I am shocked by our rapid decline in simple human decency.
Everyone of us can see this if we dare look! Next we must disengage from our need to defend our beliefs. Instead we must question how does this defending serve and what effect are we having on others when we do so. If what we say and do does not serve to uplift others then it is not reflective of our true nature. The practice that we must begin, is one of questioning what it is inside ourselves that we are protecting. Embrace it, see it for what it is and beneath it, we will discover a beauty that the world needs! Are you willing to share yours?
About the Author
Behavior Change Coach and Author James Barfoot holds certifications as a Master NLP practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist who is registered to practice in Washington State. He developed The Primal Toolbox a behavior change and coaching strategy based on a tribal models. James lives in Spokane WA.