The Power Of Vulnerability
“I’ve been feeling sad recently.” I blurted out. “Why” my friend said in much concern.
That was a very vulnerable statement for me to make at the time, I felt so weak but I know I needed to talk.
It’s not easy being vulnerable, the dictionary defines vulnerability as ‘The quality or state of being exposed’. Exposed! That’s exactly what it feels like when you truly share your heart, it’s almost like you’re bare.
However, the beauty in vulnerability with the ones we love and trust is deeper connectedness, it’s the knowing that we are loved and accepted despite what our exposure reveals about us, good or bad. Vulnerability moves the right relationship from a surface one to an intimate one.
We weren’t made for isolation, we were made for relationship/community. Yet, in order for us to really experience the fullness of a relationship, we need to open up. Unfortunately not everyone is a mind reader, people need to be informed with what you need. You have to be specific and direct. You can’t be offended about something you haven’t communicated. If you communicate and you still feel as though a friend isn’t showing up, then maybe they are the wrong person to ask.