Strength is often valued over vulnerability. We feel strong when we feel confident, skilled, supported, grounded, and centered. We feel strong when we have an answer or a planned course of action. To feel strong is to feel safe.
Vulnerability, then, may feel unsafe. To dwell in that place of uncertainty is unsettling. And yet, we sometimes must let go of what we think we know, what we’re holding onto as “truth,” to open the door for new information and possibility. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable is a bold choice. Softening into vulnerability can reveal the seeds of strength within.
In mindful presence,
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.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yoga, Reiki, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.