Musings

Veer into vulnerability

“This is what I have found: to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee — and that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent, that’s excruciatingly difficult — to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, “Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?” just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, “I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.”

And the last, which I think is probably the most important, is to believe that we’re enough. Because when we work from a place, I believe, that says, “I’m enough,” then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.”

For most of my life I thought that being vulnerable was an undeniable sign of weakness. This video changed and challenged my mind. So in considering otherwise and being open to the possibility that quite the opposite could in fact be true, I’ve discovered the importance and need to be vulnerable as well as how freeing it is. Now, it’s no easy task to be vulnerable willingly but it makes a world of difference, I dare you to try it.

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