Today, I’m feeling vulnerable.
I’m feeling weak physically, mentally and emotionally. I’m feeling open, exposed and naked.
Like my fears and feelings are out in the open for others to see. That as soon as I step out the door, people will tell that I’m not strong today. Because I’m not.
I’m not strong today.
I do the best I can to embrace my vulnerability. To not tuck it away from the world, but to allow it to be there in its full presence. No hiding.
So that’s what I do. I let it be there.
But, it’s not easy. I feel like an open target. Like one word or sentence could make me break.
Vulnerability exposes you to that raw, fragile and imperfect side of yourself. Where the insecurities, loneliness and fear lies.
For years, I’ve been trying to hide it. To put it away, far far away, where no one else can see it. To forget that it even exists.
Now, I allow it to be there. I allow it to take as much time and space as it needs.
If you’re also feeling vulnerable today, join me in facing it. Join me in sitting with your pain, fear and insecurities. Join me in opening your heart wider and feeling it all.
This might be the place where we feel at our weakest. But it’s also the place where we can be at our strongest. It’s where growth, beauty and strength lies.
We can feel vulnerable and weak today. We can fall apart and allow things to break around us. We can do so because there will always be a rising. A rising to a stronger, wiser and more courageous us.
So wherever you are in the world, take a moment and acknowledge your vulnerability. Face it straight on, without looking the other direction.
Then when you’re most scared, torn apart and vulnerable. Know that I’m right there with you.
“Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brené Brown
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