The Daring Way Group
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.
Welcome to the Daring Way group!
Dare to be BRAVE!
Classes begin January 2016 and last approx. 8 weeks
Please call Pearl Crisis Center to sign up !
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: How Values Light the Way
Session 3: Trust and the Marble Jar
Session 4: The Myths of Vulnerability
Session 5: Empathy and Self-Compassion
Session 6: The Arena
Session 7: Shame and the Arena Door
Session 8: Understanding Shame
Session 9: The Armory
Session 10: Shame Shields
Session 11: Identities and Triggers
Session 12: Gratitude and Closing
When Someone Deeply Listens To You
When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you've had since childhood and watching the brim, you are understood. When it overflows and touches your skin you are loved.
When someone deeply listens to you the room where you stay starts a new life and the place where you wrote your first poem begins to glow in your mind's eye. It is as if gold has been discovered.
When someone deeply listens to you your barefeet are on the earth and a beloved land that seemed distant is now at home within you.
The Healing Time
Finally on my way to yes I bump into all the places where I said no to my life all the untended wounds the red and purple scars those hieroglyphs of pain carved into my skin, my bones those coded messages that send me down the wrong street again and again where I find them the old wounds the old misdirections and I lift them one by one close to my heart and I say Holy Holy.
The Way It Is
There's a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn't change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for other to see. While you hold it you can't get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time's unfolding. You don't ever let of of the thread.
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability....To be alive is to be vulnerable.