Be vulnerable

and you’ll be surprised what you learn and who you meet.

Be vulnerable

if you are going to have a real relationship with someone.

Because someone has to be the first.

Be the one who opens up the dialogue.

Who asks questions.

Who cares.

No one has it all figured out. We are all just trying really hard.

If you can be vulnerable, you can share the journey with others who have similar insecurities.

And when we open our hearts, we get better.

Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

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10 thoughts on “Be vulnerable

  1. To be or not to be vulnerable? Do I open up to this person or do I close myself off? The dilemmas we have to face everyday! As I read your post, this wonderful quote by C.S. Lewis came to my head:
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
    ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

    And cartoonist Gavin Aung Than did a lovely illustration of this on Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/103-c-s-lewis-to-love-at-all/ 🙂

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