When it comes to vulnerability it is hard for us to wrap our head around why we would practice it at all. This morning I share some of the learnings from my lived experience as well as Brene Browns definition of vulnerability. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
― Brené Brown
In 2003 a terrible avalanche buried Ken and twelve clients in the Selkirk mountains of British Columbia claiming the lives of; Dave Finnerty, Naomi Heffler, Kathy Kessler, Craig Kelly, Vern Lunsford, Jean Luc Schwendener, and Dennis Yates. The event was entirely avoidable.
Ken, the founder of Archetypal, recognized that the tragedy was caused by both guides inability to listen with humility and to act on what was heard. A failure to listen is often the cause of our suffering as human beings. The tragedy made this simple concept but challenging practice clear to Ken.