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Wise Wednesdays: The Paradox of Vulnerability

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Vulnerability has been quite the buzz word, especially since Brené Brown popularised the concept… So often we build walls, convinced that we can protect ourselves from others. We usually tend to hide our fears, insecurities, and emotions, fearing judgment or rejection. But what if forming more profound connections with ourselves and those around us lay in shedding these protective layers by being vulnerable?

Consider this: embracing vulnerability is an act of courage, a gateway to authentic connections. It's acknowledging that perfection isn't the goal; it's the willingness to show our real selves. By sharing our stories, fears, and aspirations, we invite others to do the same. And if we could each be a little more real with those around us, imagine the impact of a more connected world?

The paradox: In vulnerability, we discover true and stronger connections with ourselves and those around us. What could we gain by dropping those defences?

 

Quotes to remember

  • “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.

  • “You don’t need to be unbreakable 24/7. Sometimes you have to drop your guard so your heart can breathe.”– Emma Xu.

  • “To love at all is to be vulnerable” - C.S Lewis.

 

Thank you for reading!

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