Vulnerability has never been my strong suit. It?s no wonder. In order to be vulnerable, you have to be okay with all of you. That?s the thing about vulnerability that no one tells you about.
Being vulnerable is not just about showing the parts of you that are shiny and pretty and fun. It?s about revealing what you deny or keep hidden from other people. We all do this to some extent. I bet you?ve never said to a friend, ?Oh my god, I just love that I?m insecure.?
But that?s the point, isn?t it? You?ve got to love everything, if you want to be vulnerable by choice.
Most of us have probably experienced vulnerability through default. More often than not, we are either forced into that state through conflict or we are surprised by it after our circumstances feel more comfortable.