Monday, July 23, 2012

"The Power of Vulnerability" and "Listening to Shame"

Dear T,

I found the first of the following talks on the "Most Viewed" menu at

Start with #1 but be sure to get to the end of #2.


vulnerable Look up vulnerable at
c.1600, from L.L. vulnerabilis "wounding," from L. vulnerare "to wound," from vulnus (gen. vulneris) "wound," perhaps related tovellere "pluck, to tear."

shame (n.) Look up shame at
O.E. sceamu, sceomu "feeling of guilt or disgrace," from P.Gmc. *skamo (cf. O.S. skama, O.N. skömm, Swed. skam, O.Fris. scome,Du. schaamte, O.H.G. scama, Ger. Scham), probably from PIE *skem-, from *kem- "to cover" (covering oneself being a common expression of shame).  


PS If you haven't seen Jill Bolte Taylor's "Stroke of Insight," please do.

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