Raven Drum Foundation co-founders share their compassionate approach to healing.
- Some view the world in the simple dichotomy of people are either tough or vulnerable.
- This approach inadvertently sets up a false dichotomy in which being tough and vulnerable are somehow incompatible.
- Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe explain that vulnerability is needed to be strong and cope with the most severe forms of adversity.
Many view the world in a simple dichotomy–we are either tough or vulnerable. Being tough implies that we are strong and can withstand the stressors and adversities of life. Therefore, we can move through our lives feeling safe and secure, knowing that we can handle whatever we face. In contrast, when we think of being vulnerable, we think of being more fragile–weak and less capable of handling the difficult times in our life. As a result, vulnerable people are thought to exist in a perpetual state of fear and dread, worried that they will be crushed by events that feel beyond their control.