Thursday, April 25, 2013

Joyride A to Z: Vulnerability

 
Vulnerability. Anything I could write on the subject would be directly sourced from Brene Brown. If you haven't seen her TED talk, take a minute and listen. 
 


Vulnerability is the birth place of joy.
And it's completely terrifying.

*(clinks glasses) Here's to taking a leap and exercising our vulnerability in order to experience more joy and living with our whole hearts.

Vulnerability is terrifying and rewarding...and ultimately brings me joy.
What brings you joy today?

12 comments:

  1. The idea of vulnerability scares the poo outta me. But as you said, it's the birthplace of Joy. And once you allow yourself to be vulnerable with someone, oh...the amazing things that it can bring into one's life. :)

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    1. Totally! AND it's completely terrifying!! :)

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  2. Being married means being vulnerable--open to one's spouse. I love that.

    But being vulnerable to anyone outside family? No way.

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    1. I love that too--and as for outside of the family: I agree. :)

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  3. We can't truly know another without both being vulnerable. And you're right - joyful and terrifying both!

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  4. I had a friend years ago who I had heard had been raped (which was one of my most terrifying fears!) One day as we were on a morning walk she started to tell me about her experience and I started to tell her that I didn't need to know. She then told me that if we were going to be good friends then I needed to hear her experience! She was totally vulnerable in that instance and I admired her and still admire her for that! I'm not sure I could do that! Blogging is a little terrifying to me in that way; I'm never sure how much of myself to expose. Great topic, Lisa

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  5. I agree with Sharon, above, that blogging makes me feel vulnerable, but I find that those moments of sharing are often the ones where people say, "yes! me too!" and real connections happen. (Even outside of family.)

    Great word, great post.

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  6. Vulnerability is a tough one to pin down. One day I'm capable of it, the next not a chance. I guess it's a work in progress.

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  7. This is such a great and powerful TED talk. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Oh that is something I struggle with.
    You know--the vulnerability = weakness thing.
    BUT
    I think if we do allow ourselves to be just a BIT open to the world sometimes--good stuff can come in.
    Thanks for this short but sweet post.
    XO
    Pen
    Visiting from A to Z: www.penelopecrowe.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm not fond of feeling vulnerable. I only let certain people see that side of me, because I don't like feeling weak or giving people the power to hurt me.

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