“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” ~Madeleine L’Engle
It is our super power. When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we experience so much more. Being vulnerable gives us the ability to connect with others and share feelings and thoughts in such a way as to grow and enrich us. When we refuse to let down our defenses, we cut ourselves off from so many positive interactions. Take those opportunities to share your feelings and thoughts without fear of censure or judgment. Open yourself up to be vulnerable with someone you love and trust, be present and learn from the experience. You will come to see just how developed and accomplished you really are.
Tell someone you love the truth about how you feel about them. Don’t hold anything back. Don’t do it with the expectation of a response or reciprocity, just express to them how you feel about them. Your honesty and vulnerability will bring you closer together, and you will have made that person feel loved. It feels good to be honest and open about yourself, it is a source of strength for you.