Monday, July 31, 2017

vulnerability

Vulnerability is courage in you and inadequacy in me.  I'm
 sometimes drawn to others vulnerability but repelled by mine at times. 

Do you ever say that or think that to yourself?

Give me the courage to show up and let myself be seen.

Love is a form of vulnerability.  

 From calling a friend who's experienced a tragedy, a diagnosis, job loss, or from feeling terrified, vulnerability is life's great dare.
  
This isn't weakness.... it's courage beyond measure. 

Most often the result of daring isn't a victory march as much as it is a quiet sense of freedom mixed with lots of battle fatigue.
There is always so much risk and emotional exposure woven through our daily experiences. 

Life is vulnerable.
Experiencing vulnerability isn't a choice-the only choice we have is how we're going to respond when we are confronted with uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. 
It requires boundaries and trust. 
Sharing our feelings with people who have earned the right to hear them.  A trust building process.  Sharing with people who can bear the weight of our story. 

 Share away my friend...