By Connie Hertz
I was talking the other day with some women at an event about the importance of becoming vulnerable.
I watched the most honest, heartwarming, down to earth interpretation of vulnerability by Brene Brown.
Here is a 20 minute video about the power of vulnerability:
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?
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 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 photo here shown above is me and my friend Margie. Margie has needed to get in touch with being vulnerable since her diagnosis in May of a rare form of leukemia. She is an amazing example of love, being open, learning to receive from others, and really has great energy. She is not owning her disease. Margie has inspired so many of us by the way she is walking through this current challenge in her life.
I know I matter and I know I am enough! I choose to continue to be vulnerable and love with my whole heart!
I will be kind to myself and others and learn what I need to learn from any painful situation I may be in.
I am here on this earth to be an example for those that aren’t yet able to be vulnerable and to be seen!
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!