What Is Vulnerability?

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Dr Brené Brown

Vulnerable is defined as – being fully exposed emotionally. Allowing your soul to be seen.

Below Dr Brené Brown’s TED Talk video where she talks about her journey of research into vulnerability’s power.

We spend our lives hiding and numbing our emotions.

4 tips to be more vulnerable:

  1. Find out the root cause! It could be pride, fear of hurting or being hurt by someone. It could be a defense mechanism. Take your time to work it out.
  2. Reassure yourself! – Be positive. Tell yourself it’s safe to let go. Make that your mantra!
  3. Speak up! – It’s important to convey these emotions and get past your doubt conveying them.
  4. Strengthen your open habit! – Reward yourself somehow and keep being yourself and speaking your mind as much as possible.

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