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Almost Awakened: 003: Vulnerability

In Episode 3 we tackle vulnerability. What is vulnerability, when is the risk worth being vulnerable, what do safe space look like, how to lean into it, and so much more. We talk about vulnerability with your sacred stories, with your sexuality, and with who you are at your core. We hope you enjoy. Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakenedPodcast AT gmail DOT com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org

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Mekael and Bill are the hosts of the Almost Awakened Podcast. They have spent a ton of time diving into human development, human behavior, having deconstructed unhealthy systems and communities and what they have learned from that. As they have built with others, a vibrant healthy community where Authenticity and vulnerability matter, they want to share with you what they have learned, point you to good books, provide you with the tools and resources to help you awaken, and share with you their experiences in doing shadow work and recognizing ego and working to reduce unhealthiness in our lives.

RESOURCES:
How To Embrace Vulnerability As Your Greatest Strength
Your Flaws Are Probably More Attractive Than You Think They Are
How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better
The Power of Vulnerability TED TALK


Opening Song is Live in the Moment by: Portugual the Man
Closing Song was Brave by: Sara Bareilles

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2 thoughts on “Almost Awakened: 003: Vulnerability

  1. Great podcast. I loved the point you made about how our most loved hero’s have vulnerabilities that we are aware of. Also, your discussion on how vulnerability is key to good relationships is a timely reminder for me as a dad to a teenage daughter.

    When you talk about what is healthy and what isn’t how do you define that? From context I get the impression that you define healthy as being able to be authentic and positive but the definition of healthy seems to vary from worldview to worldview. I would like to understand better what healthy thinking and attitudes are to you.

    The second question I have, and I hope you don’t see this as me criticizing you, I am just trying to understand your perspective, do you two feel that pornography is healthy? From what you mentioned briefly about it, it came across like maybe you do. As I see it, even removing religion from the picture, pornography is still very problematic. I agree that excessive shaming of those who use it isn’t healthy but I am not aware of any reason to promote its use. Maybe you don’t think that it is healthy and I just misunderstood what you meant in that segment? If you do think it is healthy how do you reconcile all of the problems and pain it creates? If you feel comfortable answering any of those questions I am interested in understanding your perspective more.

    congrats on the new podcast, I am a big fan already.

  2. Well Bill,

    If we ever met in real life, I’m sure we would be (hopefully best) buddies. We haven’t had as much as a phone call even though you offered me several times the chance to have that one on one call.

    The reason for me not wanting to do so was because I believed that you had way too much on your plate already. That you needed not my burdens or stories to be taxing or taking away from your family or podcasts.

    I also thought I knew what your response would be already; completely empathetic, and understanding of what I was going through. I already knew that because you project your spirit through your podcasts.

    One day though, should you still be open to do doing so, I would like to take you up on that phone call. I’m just not sure what I can say that would be of real value.

    I’m a fan, have been for over four years now. I wish I could be vulnerable with everyone, and I feel like the most part I am. But to the person that I need to be the most vulnerable with I’m not, and I think that’s where it counts the most. Problem is, I’m not getting the right signals that proves to me that it is safe to be vulnerable when I wish I did.

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