Emotional Vulnerability is an Act of Courage
One of our greatest strengths is the capacity to be vulnerable. It takes great courage to be vulnerable, to open yourself up. That tender place of opening is at the core of our strongest emotions.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable is the seed for profound joy, deep fear, love, and countless other emotions. We cannot choose which emotions to feel and which to shut out. There is no switch that we flip that says yes love, no fear,we either feel the full spectrum or tone them all down. Less fear, less uncertainty….less love, less joy too.
The video below of Brene Brown explores the symptoms of losing the capacity for vulnerability,
- foreboding joy
- disappointment as a lifestyle
- low grade disconnection
She eloquently relates how our scarcity mentality, the constant messages we receive that we are not enough, result in numbing our emotions. The solution simple, yet not always easy, is gratitude and honoring the ordinary. Being mindful of each moment and the experience it holds.
Enjoy the video.
I would love for you to enter below in the comments something that you’re grateful for in your life.