What comes to mind when you hear the word vulnerability? Do you embrace it or do you feel uncomfortable at just the thought of it?
According to Brene Brown, vulnerability is basically uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. Don’t you feel exposed just reading that? “Emotional exposure” are two words that scream rawness.
But being vulnerable is where growth happens. If we go through our lives always requiring certainty, avoiding risk, and not allowing our emotions to be expressed, we are missing out on the richness of life.
While living with uncertainty and taking risks can be challenging to me, I’m most challenged by allowing my full emotional expression.
I know I’m not alone here.