Thoughts on Vulnerability

Take a risk. Put yourself “out there”. Open your arms to change and challenge. Embrace heartbreak and discovery – it is there you will feel the truest emotions.

It is when you are most vulnerable that you are most alive. 

I’ve stumbled across two pieces on vulnerability lately that really spoke to me. Being vulnerable is scary, but so necessary. Perhaps you’ll find some meaning in them too.

You Need To Go After What You Want – Thought Catalog, which includes this quote by Harvey Milk. (pardon the language). I love it.

Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really.

The Power of Vulnerability, by Brene Brown – best TED talk I’ve ever viewed

Would love to hear your thoughts and stories on vulnerability 🙂


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