The courage to be vulnerable in the face of a world, where everyone notices vulnerability in others first and display it the last, is not easy to come by. But for those, who choose to be vulnerable and yet be self-compassionate in face of the world’s onslaught, there is real love that awaits.
Above all, vulnerability is the key to receptivity. The world is a mess not because people cannot give. But, because people don’t know how to RECEIVE. Receptivity stems from vulnerability of one’s self and being comfortable about it.
Love cannot co-exist with high walls of false bravado. It may be fine to deal with the “tough” world, but for relationships its a deal breaker. But for relationship of love to work the best; BOTH the participants need to be comfortable with their own and other’s vulnerability – and thus, live a life of heightened receptivity!
Here is a very interesting TED talk by Brené Brown who studies studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.
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