Being Vulnerable Means Living Without Fear of Losing

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“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.” And truth and courage are not always comfortable. 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 simply means we are open to new experiences that life has to offer. There is no suppressed energy, and there are no walls around our heart.  When we recognize that life is rarely as dangerous as we believe it to be, life responds by giving us more and more opportunities to play. The moment we start seeing playfulness in life, our burden of stress will disappear. Once our worries vanish, life becomes weightless, and we can almost fly with our imagination – ‘living in a moment.’ Being vulnerable means living our life without fears. It is like building sandcastles on the beach without worrying about a tide washing it away. It is about being joyful and ultimately let our minds be open to possibilities. Closing down is an act of cowardliness, just because of one bad experience shutting our heart down is fear. A strong person is open to all friends or foes. Some of us mistake vulnerability with weakness, but 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 essentially going through life’s experiences. Respect everyone’s vulnerabilities, they are not something one should exploit.

Sharing Zen Master Lao Tzu saying;

“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

Love and Sunshine.

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