Friday, August 22, 2014

Vulnerability & Joy

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”  Brene Brown

I am so fortunate to have a partner in life who gives me the space to be vulnerable, who loves me more when I am the most vulnerable - when I am silly, fun and living joy. He is there to hold me and be there with me when I am going through times that seem overwhelming, he doesn't just hold me though, he holds my hand and leads me back to authenticity and embracing myself whole heartedly. I think about this a lot, that the more vulnerable we are with each other the deeper our spiritual connection is and the more love we feel. It is scary to be vulnerable, because we have all been betrayed, shamed or humiliated. And for so many, like me, who struggle with thinking we are enough it is scary to think that you expose yourself to the possibility of being betrayed. But it is when we are authentic, and when we expose ourselves enough to share who we really are that we experience the greatest love and joy. It is a conscious choice to start being vulnerable, but without the dark we would never understand the beauty of light. Have a beautiful day, be authentic, and share love with the world. Namaste :)

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