I was talking the other day with some women at an event about the importance of becoming vulnerable. I felt it was time to share a piece about this once again. I’m thinking there are many out there that will benefit by reading this and watching the video below.
I have watched this video many times. I find it one of the best, most honest, heartwarming, down to earth interpretations of vulnerability I have ever heard. It’s a video by Brene Brown.
What I know personally about becoming vulnerable, it can be a scary thing. It’s about putting myself out there for the world to see. Allowing myself to be seen.
When I wrote my story in the Amazon Best Seller, Succeeding In Spite of Everything, “Into The Light”, there were many tears and lots of fear as I was sharing my story with the world. I wanted to turn and run away many times in the process of all of this. When I created the video and the audios for the multimedia version of this book, I had many fears about how I would be perceived, and what was I doing? To read my story, click here:http://www.succeedingbook.com/pg.php?p=999
As it all turned out, putting myself out there to be seen, was one of the best things I have ever done. I was stronger and more sure of who I was, and more clear about why I’m here on this planet, at the end of this project.
As the years have moved on, I find it is easier to become vulnerable and put myself out there. I still get some doubtful feelings, only I know my messages are clear and important for people to hear. When I take myself out of the equation, I’m able to keep moving forward. Make sense?
As Brene Brown speaks of in the video above, people who embrace their vulnerability, are “Wholehearted People”, who have courage. They are people who have a sense of love and belonging and believe they are worthy.
Vulnerable people know they are enough! They are kinder and more gentle with themselves and others.
They know what makes them beautiful and they know it’s necessary to be vulnerable.
Vulnerable people know that being vulnerable to show the world who they are is the birthplace of love, joy, creativity and belonging.
When we numb our vulnerability, we numb our connections, joy, love and gratitude!
I hide sometimes and do so because of fear. Ultimately, I know I have so much to give to others, and I need to love with my whole heart, even if it may not work out. (whatever “it” is!)
The knowledge in my heart of who I am and my connection to God, and to others in my life that love me unconditionally, has sustained me through any times I have had in my life that have been difficult.
I know I matter and I know I am enough! I choose to continue to be vulnerable and love with my whole heart!
I am here on this earth to be an example for those that aren’t yet able to be vulnerable and to be seen!
Will you share a comment below about a time you’ve been vulnerable and have moved through it anyway? Or maybe you’re going through it right now?
I wish you all much love, blessings and for you to become vulnerable in your own life so you too can be seen, loved, connected and appreciated by yourself and by others in your life!