I know you all think I'm incredibly brave and fearless. But the truth is, I feel afraid quite often and I constantly doubt myself.
I believe that as dogs, our purpose is to show you that Vulnerability is actually Courage.
It's perfectly okay to feel afraid. It's okay to stumble and make mistakes. And it's absolutely okay to be a complete mess!!!
Embracing Vulnerability is the key. We dogs naturally live our lives in a vulnerable way. It's just who we are.
But you humans have a choice. You can either put on a mask and pretend to have everything under control. Or you can live more like us dogs – embracing the messiness and vulnerability that comes with trying new things and pursuing what we love!
Love 🐾 #YourHappyCoach, Fenix xoxoxo
Living Vulnerably: The Science-Backed Strategy for Embracing Courage and Growth
Living Vulnerably: Embracing Courage and Growth
In our beautiful journey through life, it is often our vulnerability that opens the doors to courage and personal growth. Just like our amazing four-legged companions, dogs, who effortlessly show vulnerability, we too can gain valuable insights from their way of living. Let's dive into three essential keys to living with more vulnerability and wholeheartedly embracing the transformative power of courage.
1. Embrace Your Vulnerability
Dogs have a special gift of openly expressing their emotions, without worrying about what others might think. They teach us the importance of being authentic and genuine. Similarly, embracing our vulnerability means allowing ourselves to be emotionally open and expressing our true feelings. By embracing our emotions and sharing them with others, we can create stronger connections and build genuine relationships based on trust and empathy.
2. Embrace the Present Moment
Dogs have a special way of living in the present moment. They teach us to appreciate every experience and find happiness in the littlest things. Embracing vulnerability means letting go of our fears and concerns about the past or future, and fully immersing ourselves in the present. When we embrace the here and now, we open ourselves up to new possibilities, experiences, and personal development.
3. Embrace Your True Self, Be Real
Dogs don't worry about their appearance or what others think of them. They simply embrace who they truly are without pretending or judging. Living with vulnerability means releasing the desire for approval from others and embracing ourselves exactly as we are. By embracing our true selves, we create a space for self-acceptance, self-love, and the freedom to pursue our interests and aspirations without the worry of being judged.
Living vulnerably is such a beautiful journey! It may not always be easy, but it's a path that allows us to confront our fears, embrace uncertainty, and take bold risks. Just like our furry companions, who teach us so much, embodying their courage and vulnerability empowers us to unlock our true potential. It leads us to a life filled with authenticity, growth, and meaningful connections.
Vulnerability IS Courage. It's truly through embracing our vulnerability that we discover the inner strength needed to confront our fears, embrace uncertainty, and take the necessary steps towards personal growth and fulfillment.
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A Step by Step Guide
Take a moment and come up with your own Three Steps to embrace vulnerability in your day, your week, and your life!
How Can You Embrace Vulnerability?
Today? This Week? This Life?
Yes, I understand that you're not a dog. However, just for a moment, try to imagine being one. Just picture the joy of freely approaching anyone and simply flashing a friendly smile! What a wonderful life that would be.
Keep in mind, you don't have to be a dog to learn how to be more affectionate. Try approaching others with more love and a wider smile.
So, how can you show your emotions a little more openly today?
And how about this week? Is there something a bit more daring and adventurous that you can take on?
Lastly, contemplate your intention to live with a greater and more authentic expression of love and your true feelings throughout your life.
How Can You Embrace the Present Moment?
Today? This Week? This Life?
What is one way you can release the grip of the past, the future, and the constant mind chatter that affects us humans today? Let's think outside the box. What is just one thing you can do today to fully experience the present moment?
- It could be playing your favorite song while driving to work.
- It could be putting your phone away during dinner.
- It could be observing your dog while walking them, simply appreciating their smile and enjoying the walk as much as they do.
And how about this week? Let's get adventurous.
Now, it's time to set an intention for your life. Do you want to let it slip away or relish it as much as possible? What's your intention for embracing the present moment?
How Can You Embrace Authenticity?! Not Appearance.
Today? This Week? This Life?
Dogs don't judge based on looks, bank accounts, or Instagram followers. They value us for who we are, not for any external factors.
Now, let's focus on you. How can you start placing more value on yourself and let go of what others think? Remember, your opinion of yourself is what truly matters.
As for this week, why not continue this journey of self-acceptance and self-worth? Embrace who you are and let go of the need for validation from others. You've got this!
And finally, think about your long-term intention. How do you want to live authentically for the rest of your life? Embrace your true self, follow your passions, and live a life that is true to you.
Remember, you are unique, valuable, and deserving of love and happiness. Keep shining bright!
From Dr. Zoë
I used to be very uptight. Always striving for perfection.
And that led me to a lot of money, then a deep sense of emptiness, then a breakdown, and finally more freedom by embracing vulnerability and caring less about appearances.
Vulnerability is what I thrive on.
Being open about my emotions, taking risks, and prioritizing love over looking good, has made me so much happier.
I hope this guide helps you too.
And I'd love to hear if it does.
Sending love! And Fenix sends love too!
💞 Whenever you're ready, there are 3 ways Fenix and Dr. Zoë can help you!
- Join Us For Monday Morning Magic LIVE on Zoom! It’s free. We'll guide you through a process designed to give you a clear intention, your most important next steps, and all the energy, enthusiasm and love you need to have the best week ever.
- Join Us For Thursday’s Rewiring Meditation LIVE on Zoom! It’s free too. A 30-minute meditation for rewiring from patterns of flight and freeze back to Love. Followed by a 30-minute Q&A.
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