It allows us to tell our stories–stories from the soul. Vulnerability feels risky. It exposes us and we think it will make us look weak.
What if we are rejected? How will we endure ridicule? What will the family think? Our friends, neighbors, colleagues?
Being emotionally naked is not without risk or fear. It’s terrifying. And that’s what you feel the moment you open up and tell your deepest truth.
At the same time, it’s exhilarating. And ultimately rewarding.
It allows you to let go of that which has kept you prisoner and pinned to your isolation. That ball you were rolled up in unwinds, your stomach unknots, relief floods your emotions.
When you open up, it allows others in, and lets healing happen. Humans are hard wired to connect and vulnerability allows that to happen.
I know what it did for me. And I hope you can let go of what is keeping you trapped.