Category «Vulnerability Can Be Scary!»

Vulnerability Can Be Scary, But It Can Also Bring Your Greatest Joy

This is a very interesting topic which funnily enough keeps coming up for me. I spent 20 years of my life ensuring I didn’t show my vulnerability. I was extremely uncomfortable sharing my emotions or letting anyone get too close to me. In my eyes I actually had good reason to be as I had experienced a great deal of loss as a child. I now know that I thought, “Well if I don’t get close to people then there is no chance of the people I love leaving me or dying”. Unfortunately that meant I was very closed, very introverted and unhappy and used food and excessive exercise to control my emotions instead. Although it can hurt to be vulnerable, ultimately it can lead to love, joy and belonging as well. So if we don’t allow ourselves to show our vulnerability unfortunately we are closing ourselves off to the possibility of the actual joy of life. It takes courage to open ourselves up and trust our feelings and beliefs with someone else. We fear we will be ridiculed or put down or rejected, however often this is only our perception. We are all worthy of love and joy however …