December 10, 2014
I will be at peace when... I allow myself to trust my vulnerabilities.
Until today, you may have believed that if you were vulnerable you would be hurt or harmed in some way.
Just for today, acknowledge that the presence and power of your authentic self protects you in all of the vulnerable situations you face each day.
Today I am devoted to embracing the power and presence of my authentic self!
Iyanla Vanzant, “Until Today!”
Ready or not, here it comes! Didja cringe a little bit just READING that?? I wouldn’t blame you if you did. I can’t think of anyone that WANTS to be vulnerable as that conjures up images of damsels in distress which in this modern age women aren’t supposed to strive toward. Geez. Every single (and attached… hee hee) person I know needs someone in their life on some level so that means at some point they have to drop their guard JUST A BIT to allow someone in. As outgoing as I may seem, I'm a very private and sensitive soul that doesn't like to intentionally hurt others while trying to protect myself. I've learned that once you get to know a person and can trust their intentions, your vulnerability lessens and instead transforms into a strengthening bond between you and those around you. They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer. My question is why have ANY enemies? I know it’s idealistic to believe that this world could ever truly know 100% peace (I'll settle for 50/50 at this point) but until then, I'm going to continue to strengthen my relationships by showing more of my “softer side”. Either you love me as I am or you don’t. Either way, I love me and you too.
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.