“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never a weakness.” – Brene Brown
What is vulnerability to you?
Maybe an off-guard attitude when we get so emotional about something,
Perhaps a weakness that we involuntarily resist to show it up because it may harm and backfire on us,
Or a fear that we consistently hide and instead presenting a big, wide smile on our face so that we won’t appear a softy,
These types of vulnerabilities that we are experiencing, and I have to emphasize this that it is not a sign of weakness! Instead, they are perfectly normal for us humans to feel that way sometimes in our daily lives. They reveal aspects of what we are, who we are, and how we are to others.
Let’s be clear on this, take it the other way around; it can be your greatest strength!
Just who the heck who hasn’t experience vulnerability?
Even Superman has his own vulnerability! It’s not always the villains.
Even Spongebob has his own vulnerability! His days aren’t always his best day ever.
Vulnerability is also definitely not about who the winner is and who’s the loser.
This is when you chose to be vulnerable, and you have this courage to show it to others, be seen even when you don’t want to be seen, and when you have no control about it.
No matter how try you avoid it, there will come a time that you will experience vulnerability. Everyone is vulnerable. They have their own types of being vulnerable, we are born having it and this is something that we musn’t be ashamed to be addressed and acknowledge with.
Our relationship with vulnerability doesn’t need an invisible armor to shield ourselves from other people, building walls higher than the Great Wall of China to hide your true nature from being known to others.
There’s nothing wrong in accepting and showing it. Letting your guard down and being felt weak are where your greatest potential lies. The more you are struggling, the more that you’re gaining towards your personal growth, commitment, and success.
You are a masterpiece; being vulnerable doesn’t make you less of a person, remember that. You don’t have to focus on your cracked piece, instead craft it in the way that it doesn’t change the truth that you are worthy, that you are awesome, and you matter.
“I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. To be human is to be in vulnerability.” – Brene Brown