Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running or hiding from it. Embracing our vulnerability is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love, belonging and joy. You see it’s the experience that makes us most vulnerable. When we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light within!
According to a course in miracles “My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.” Wow what a profound breakthrough I had after reading this. Because your attack thoughts will be projected, you will fear attack. And if you fear attack, you must believe that you are not invulnerable. Attack thoughts and invulnerability cannot be accepted together. They contradict each other.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
With all this being said I came to the awakening that vulnerability or invulnerability is the result of my own thoughts. Nothing except my own thoughts can attack me. Nothing but my own thoughts can make me think I’m vulnerable or prove me that it is not so. Being vulnerable reveals our authentic selves, and the fear of rejection, failure and shame can be what makes us want to get OUT and run! After hosting my first yoga retreat a few weeks ago, I had my first real experience with vulnerability. I would like to share with you some profound breakthroughs;
1. Vulnerability takes practice.
You don’t just get everything perfect the first time!
Life is divine all you need to do is learn form all the lessons and experiences.
2. Sharing vulnerability
Share your story with people who earn the right to hear your shame,
and who can love you despite your imperfection.
3. Vulnerability connects you to your true-self
Being open, sharing your experience and your true feelings connects you with your true self and you inspire other by your openness.
I might be far from being an expert but I have come to some conclusions that I hope will be meaningful to those who want to choose vulnerability.
With much love & light