We crave to be loved, we crave for connection, we crave to be seen, to be understood.

 

And we can have it all.

 

As long as we are willing to offer one thing in return. Only one thing.

But it’s the one thing that makes all the difference.

It’s the one that makes life worth living, that brings meaning, that brings purpose.

It’s the one that is the source of joy, real creativity, belonging and love.

 

It is called vulnerability.

 

Vulnerability is right here,

In not knowing if you are going to get a response after you say “I love you”,

In breathing through shame, grief and insecurities,

In showing up in the most uncomfortable places,

In asking for help when all you want to do is close your eyes and run,

In choosing to open up even when no-one else responds by opening up,

In living without a safety net,

In saying ‘yes’ to the uncertainty,

In trusting the illogical, the unknown,

In choosing to love with your whole heart even when there is no guarantee that the other will open in response,

In healing the world through the openness of love.

 

Vulnerability is right here,
beneath millennia of numbness and disconnect.

 

When vulnerability is a choice it doesn’t make us weak. It becomes an enlightened vulnerability.
Enlightened vulnerability is invincible.

 

It does take a lot of heart and willingness to show up unpolished, vulnerable, raw.

 

But that’s what makes this life worth living.

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