Episode from the podcastFighting Anorexia

The Power of Vulnerability

Released Sunday, 3rd June 2012
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The ability to do something or act in a particular way, esp. as a faculty or quality.

Power has a lot of meanings, especially when it relates to having an eating disorder. Often times, it seems like your eating disorder has all the power over you and you are just a helpless person in the midst of a huge battle.

What if you completely overruled everything you thought you knew about power? What if you changed your perception of power for the rest of your life? What if instead of seeking power, you’d seek vulnerability?

I have certainly had my fair share of struggles with power and the lack thereof. The feeling of not being in control, of uncertainty, of helplessness and hopelessness is horrible and if you’ve experienced it even just once, you’d do anything to never feel this shame again. But embracing the feeling of being vulnerable will help you to become a whole person. A person with life, love, creativity and connection.

My co-host Judy and I talked about the incredible power of vulnerability in our latest episode of the True Beauty Podcast. If you value your life, if you want to grow stronger, healthier and more fulfilled, then you cannot miss this episode.

Giving yourself the gift of being vulnerable, allowing yourself to say that you are enough just the way you are, stopping to pretend, be numb and motionless will bring you back to life in a way you’ve never experienced it before.

The more intimate the relationship with your own powerlessness and the inability of guaranteeing a successful outcome of a certain situation, the more content you will be and the more able you’ll be to live your life in a more productive, efficient and healthy way.

I know that the concept of vulnerability is not easy to grasp, but it is the biggest power you have within yourself.

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