“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.” And truth and courage are not always comfortable. In fact being vulnerable is the most uncomfortable feeling. Wearing your heart on your sleeve in the world of swords, how easy could it be?! There is a brighter side to this, and vulnerability is a source of creativity. Being vulnerable brings you closer to your self.
Have you ever thought, what makes you vulnerable?
Our issue with vulnerability is that we take it as a serious matter. Being vulnerable simply means you are open to new experiences that life has to offer you. There is no suppressed energy, and there are no walls around your heart. When you recognize that life is rarely as serious as you believe it to be, life responds by giving you more and more opportunities to play. The moment you start seeing playfulness in life, your burden of stress will disappear. Once your worries vanish, life becomes weightless, and you can almost fly with your imagination. Some people call it ‘living in a moment.’ Being vulnerable means living your life without fears. It is like building sand castles on the beach without worrying about a tide washing it away. It is about being joyful and completely let your mind be open to possibilities.
Closing down is an act of cowardliness, just because of one bad experience shutting your heart down is fear. A strong person is open to all friends or foes. Some people mistake vulnerability with weakness. But vulnerability and weakness are not same. A weak person cannot be vulnerable. A weak person cannot take the risk of going through heartbreak. Only a strong person can afford the luxury of being vulnerable and going through life’s experiences in an organic way. I am going to wrap up this article with a famous quote from Zen Master Lao Tzu;
“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” Lao Tzu
Remember your vulnerability is your strength. Lose your fears! Love and Sunshine. Keep feeling buddhaful, will you?!