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Being vulnerable is being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. Why would you want to be vulnerable?

To answer this, have a think about the people you really admire, and how much they allow themselves to be honest and show weakness, then watch Brene Brown’s talk on the Power of Vulnerability.

  • “In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be really seen realistically, with our weaknesses.”
  • “The people who have a strong sense of love and belonging, BELIEVE they are worthy of love and belonging.”
  • “The origin of the word “courage” comes from the word “cour” which means heart, and it means to completely share your story with you whole heart”.
  • “Have the courage to be imperfect, the compassion to be kind to yourself first, and fully embrace your vulnerability to create connections.”
  • “What makes you vulnerable, makes you beautiful.”
  • “Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear, but it is also the birthplace of joy, happiness, creativity, belonging and love.”
  • “Believe in yourself and say: I AM ENOUGH”
 “The very failures and radical insufficiency of our lives are what lead us into larger life and love. St Francis (of Assisi) saw humility and vulnerability as the shocking, impossible nature of God.  It is almost impossible to fall in love with majesty, power or perfection. These make us both fearful and codependent, but seldom loving. Vulnerability levels the playing field.”
Fr Richard Rohr
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