How Does Vulnerability Make You Feel?


“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” – Madeleine L’Engle

To me, vulnerability means to expose my inner desires and emotions to others–the good, the bad and the ugly.  I always try to embraced the feeling of being vulnerable as I know from experience that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.  I’ve seen compassionate people embrace vulnerable people, in turn, a strong relationship forms.  Ultimately, blowing my expectations out of the water.  As such, I feel satisfied when I am vulnerable because it builds my character and I expect to stay true to myself and others.

As a result, my life becomes textured–with bumps and ridges of joy, trust and fear–and hued–with yellows, greens and blues of vigilance, admiration and grief–causing me to no longer fear who I am or the world around me.  Substantially opening up the world around me as I feel free and willing to explore my interests.  Willingness gives me the ability to take risks, be hurt and experience joy, love and intimacy.   I am truly able to walk through my fears to live a better life by being vulnerable.  At this moment, I am able to accept that I cannot control the outcome of being vulnerable.

By having acceptance, being open and willing I am able to graciously receive the gifts that life brings.  Some gifts that life has brought me: friends, family, this magnificent world, opportunities,  my unique skills and talents, my blessings, my challenges and my potential.

Go to to read more about how to make connections by showing vulnerability.

Thank you for reading.

Happy Sunday,




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