Vulnerability is defined as the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Thursday I shared with the world a letter I had written regarding society being reactive as opposed to proactive in regards to gun violence. I was extremely nervous about being so vulnerable with my thoughts and feelings, yet I shared anyways. My 2019 word is courageous, and Thursday I lived my word.
This morning I woke up to a DM and the only words that stuck with me were, “I don’t agree…” I sat with this for a while and realized that no matter what my thoughts were, someone was going to disagree with them. It takes immense courage to be vulnerable despite knowing other people will judge and disagree.
Friends, never fear vulnerability. Vulnerability takes courage, and I know you are courageous.
Happy Saturday friends!
At some point in our journey, humankind has taken vulnerability and branded it as a weakness. However, thanks to folks like Brene Brown and others, we are in a moment where we are redefining “vulnerability” as a form of bravery. It takes an incredibly strong person to be willing to be vulnerable, and that strength is counterintuitive to the symbols of “strength” that currently exist. There will always be disagreements. Disagreements and/or different interpretations of circumstances can be very valuable as growth opportunities. It is for these reasons that we should embrace fire- and challenge-tested strength, as it is the only authentic strength (besides muscular, LOL!). Keep living in your vulnerability – and keep track of where you started to where you end. You will probably surprise yourself!