Maybe you're one of those people who cringes when they hear the world "vulnerability." Maybe the very thought of being more vulnerable nauseates you, conjuring up images of holding hands around the campfire while you cry over how your best friend doesn't love you like you love him, or whatever.
Being vulnerable is not a choice. It's a reality of living. What we do with that vulnerability can either open doors to deeper connection, or throw up walls that stifle growth and fulfillment. *** Vulnerability: the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
We are vulnerable to viruses and accidents, misunderstandings and pain caused by our fears.
Meaningful social connections sustain us and lessen our overall weakness. When we are able to admit to our vulnerabilities, we free up energy because we no longer have to put effort into maintaining our buffers.
"What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful." ~Brene Brown Vulnerability has never been my strong suit. It's no wonder. In order to be vulnerable, you have to be okay with all of you. That's the thing about vulnerability that no one tells you about.