Tag Archives: vulnerability

Buddhism, Selflessness, Non-clinging, Power and Enabling

I cannot say I am typing this from the perspective of a papered, academic scholar or a person with some sort of lineage scroll to roll out. This may put me at a disadvantage for those who require it. Rather I speak from a meandering of experience wherein there are crossroads or events, like origami that fold over one another to reveal something else.

There is a gift to the concept of selflessness and non-clinging; the gift of relinquishing of pain. I came by it through training as an uchideshi (a live-in apprentice) at a traditionally run Aikido dojo. Continue reading

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Shame, Guilt, Vulnerability and Community

I started writing about the above along with narcissism and sociopathy but found myself feeling less clean about the time I spent on those 2 subjects in balance with the others. Needless to say I’ve had my exposure to too many clinical narcissists and I find it is just better to walk away from that topic.

Brené Brown however has some great stuff to say about shame and to her credit, she admits to Continue reading