Some say that vulnerability is a sign of weakness. Only pansies put themselves out there and show their true feelings. Feelings make us weak… Blah Blah Blah…
We often hold ourselves back when it comes to love and to life. We put up this brick wall to keep everyone out because we don’t ever want anyone see what is really going on inside. After all, the last thing we want is for someone to thing we are weak.
We do this to keep others from seeing who we really are. To try to protect ourselves from being hurt in so many different ways. It is scary to put ourselves out there for the whole world to see. What happens if they don’t like us or worse, they judge us? What will they say, think, or do if we show ourselves for who we really are?
What we don’t realize is that by doing this it is closing us off from the world. We can’t really open our hearts and our minds if we can’t be vulnerable.
Being vulnerable lets others know who we are and that we trust them to really know who we are. No masks, no walls, no camoflauge. It is a sign to others that we trust them enough to let them in to be a part of our life and to get to know the true us.
It takes some real strength and trust to be vulnerable. It isn’t easy to open ourselves up and show the depth of our souls as we are when you are vulnerable. If we ever really want to connect with someone on a deep enough level to love and cherish them we need to open ourselves up and be vulnerable. No matter how scary it may be.
Is it scary? Yes
Is it risky? Yes
Is it worth it? Yes
Be Vulnerable, Be Bold, Be Brave.