If you know me, I mean really know me, then you know that I am not an emotional person. I’m super intense and at times abrasive and I don’t like talking about personal issues. But recently I watched a couple of Brene Brown’s talks on the power of vulnerability and it literally changed everything. She said things like; ‘in order for true connection to happen between ourselves and others, we have to be vulnerable’ and spoke about how having ‘the courage to be imperfect’ can set us free and that numbing vulnerability leads to increased anxiety, uncertainty and fear. I used to think of vulnerability as a sign of weakness and that being ‘emotionally exposed’ was a negative thing . But over the past couple of months I’ve worked hard at improving various areas of my life…such as being more open and vulnerable.
Tired of being outwardly active and internally askew, I’ve made a conscious effort to mirror what I do physically 7 days a week, internally. Things like, moving meditation, reciting mantras, practicing visualization, manifesting and trying not to be overtaken by negative thoughts.
As I continue to work on becoming more vulnerable, I’ve begun to realize that true connection happens when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and that letting go of how others view you leads not only to a happier life but to a more authentic one.