When I saw this quote today I wanted to shout it from the rooftops. Since that wouldn’t be very productive or safe for me with my short little legs…I will shout it out here.
I’ve been thinking a lot about vulnerability and even wrote about it in a post this week: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Being vulnerable, even sometime just with ourselves, is ridiculously hard. If you’ve been let down or unsupported in the past when you’ve entrusted someone with that vulnerability…well that makes it even harder.
No one wants to feel exposed. It’s not a good feeling, but if we give a voice to those things that make us feel vulnerable, the vulnerability shifts into something so powerful.
Those moments of true, raw, unabashed vulnerability….the ones where we sort of open our soul up and stake claim to all that we are….those moments…they change lives.
Our own for sure. But the potential to affect others lives runs SO deep. Your truth. Your experiences. Your fears. Your vulnerabilities…. can help others.
Your voice, your beautiful, vulnerable voice can make others feel understood….supported…included and just a little less alone.
Not to forget, to ever truly be in a place of peace and happiness we have to be vulnerable. We have to take the risk.
I’m not suggesting that it’s necessary to run down the street naked…but you can share a little part of your story… that you don’t normally share, with someone you trust. Just a tiny little piece will get the job done over time. Try it. Dip your toe in and see how it feels. Inch my inch you can become an unstoppable force.
Thanks for reading~