Vulnerability: It Matters

Vulnerability is one of the most important things in life. It’s what makes us human. And it’s something that each and every person on this planet faces. But, we all deal with it differently because each person has different experiences, different fears and different ways of handling things when we are faced with a challenge or situation that makes us feel vulnerable.

Vulnerability is a choice.

Vulnerability is a choice. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. It takes courage to be vulnerable–to choose authenticity over ego, honesty over self-protection, and openness over isolation.

Vulnerability isn’t weakness; it’s strength. When you’re vulnerable with others, you give them the chance to connect with you on a deeper level: an intimate connection that comes from being honest about who we are and what we feel; a shared understanding that helps us relate as human beings rather than just acquaintances or coworkers; opening up about our fears so they don’t control our choices (or worse yet make us ignore them); admitting mistakes with the hope that others will forgive us instead of resenting us for making them feel bad in the first place.

Vulnerability takes courage.

Vulnerability takes courage. It’s scary to be vulnerable. Sometimes it feels like the only way to protect yourself is by being strong, but that isn’t always true–and it’s not necessary anyway!

It’s ok to not be ok. It’s also possible that there are times when we feel strong and confident, but those moments don’t last forever; they come and go like waves on shoreline sand. When they go away, sometimes we need someone else (or something else) as an anchor so we can feel safe again–and that’s where vulnerability comes in handy: it helps us find comfort in ourselves and others so that our strength doesn’t disappear into thin air whenever things get rough around here!

Ask for help when you need it; say no when someone asks if you want something bad for your health; say yes when someone offers their time or advice without expecting anything back from them; say I’m not sure if this decision will have good results later on down the road because sometimes making decisions without knowing everything about them can lead us down paths where we discover new things about ourselves along with unexpected outcomes.

Vulnerability is an opportunity to connect with others.

You don’t have to be alone.

Vulnerability is an opportunity to connect with others, and by doing so you can build trust, feel less alone, and even feel more hopeful about the future. You’ll also feel more alive! Connecting with others is one of the most powerful ways we have available for growing as humans. When we share our stories and listen deeply to each other’s stories–even if they are different from ours–it creates a sense of community where everyone feels welcome because they know they will be heard by someone who cares about them and wants them around in their lives (or at least doesn’t want them gone).

Vulnerability can be uncomfortable and painful, but it can also be liberating and joyful.

A big part of vulnerability is learning to be comfortable with our own flaws and shortcomings. We can’t hide from the world, and we have to learn that it’s okay for people to see us as we really are. We also need support from others in order for this process of self-acceptance and learning how to love ourselves fully–and sometimes brutally honestly–to happen.

Vulnerability isn’t weakness; it’s strength! When you let yourself be vulnerable, you’re saying “I trust this person enough that they won’t hurt me.” And if they do hurt you anyway? Well then maybe they weren’t actually trustworthy after all! This can be hard when we’re young because our brains haven’t developed enough yet (if ever) but I promise: You will get better at knowing who deserves your trust over time…but first you have go through some rough patches where people let down their guard around each other only later realizing what happened was actually pretty terrible behavior on both sides.

There’s no shame in admitting that you need support, it shows strength and courage.

You may be surprised to learn that it’s not a sign of weakness, but strength and courage.

It shows that you can’t do it alone. You need a community. We’re all in this together!

Vulnerability is a choice, but it’s one that can be difficult to make. We live in a society where we are taught from an early age that being vulnerable is a sign of weakness and that we must always be strong and independent. This fear of being seen as weak makes us believe we have to hide our feelings and vulnerabilities from others, even when doing so means sacrificing our own happiness. But by learning how to embrace vulnerability instead of shun it away, we open ourselves up for greater connection with others as well as ourselves–and isn’t that what life is all about?

To learn more about vulnerability watch this TED Talk by Brene Brown.

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