Why We Must Be Vulnerable

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“Vulnerability is the only bridge to build connection.” ~Brene Brown

Connection is a big part of being human. We take it for granted, because we forget about the process of connection. It takes trust, it takes patience, it takes commitment. It takes a passionate desire to go deeper. Most importantly it takes vulnerability. A strength that takes time and experience to cultivate.

We first must learn to connect with ourself. When we learn to connect with ourself and develop a sense of self love connecting with others becomes natural. When we take the time to connect with our heart, our voice, our sense of being, we naturally desire to share our sense of connection with others. To connect with ourself means to let our own guard down. To be honest with ourself and who we really are in our heart.

Being vulnerable saved my life. It taught me how to empower myself. It taught me that I don’t have to be strong all the time, that I can cry. It taught me that love is hard, but it’s the most powerful tool we have. It taught me how to be human. No longer was I living in fear of being judged for who I thought I was, I was now sharing my life with the world. My traumatic experiences no longer held me back, they only strengthen my sense of self. They taught me to discover my inner warrior, my inner peacemaker, my inner lover. For the first time in my life I felt alive. I felt completely human.

I’m proud of my vulnerability, my ability to cry, smile, laugh, and be angry. I am a whole human being. I will, we all will, continue to experience these emotions throughout our life. They never go away, but by being vulnerable we create space for ourself to be human. What a powerful gift.

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” ~Ernest Hemingway

You can begin my connecting with your body through dancing, yoga, physical activity, meditation: find what works for you. Find time to tap into your creative energy through writing, painting, singing, drawing even cooking. Do it simply for yourself. Play with your gifts. Become inspired with your own being. Open yourself to your own world of being. No judgement, no expectations, just the practice of being in union with yourself.

Learn to be vulnerable with yourself. To be vulnerable is to be human. At first we fear it, but slowly when we release our fear we realize that to be vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness. It’s a beautiful power, our empowerment. It takes us to places, spaces and people we never imagined.

“What makes you vulnerable makes you human.” ~Brene Brown

This world was meant for vulnerability. It is your alley, your most powerful strength, learn how to tap into it. In your vulnerability is connection, communication and meaning. Discover it for yourself. Release the fear of vulnerability and turn it into love. Fall in love with the mystery of what is to come. Have the courage to be vulnerable, every human being deserves it.

About the author


Feeding The Heart is a blog and resource dedicated to empowerment for whole heart living after trauma. I'm a writer, trauma sensitive-informed yoga teacher, and a trauma survivor here to share my story and journey of holistically healing.

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