For a long time I believed that vulnerability is a weakness, until I took a deep breath and posted here on this blog my first painting.
Next day I regretted what I have done. I wanted to delete it immediately. Then something happened. I thought about being vulnerable but also about being brave and I am not the bravest person in the world. Posting my first painting was one little step toward being brave.
We are all vulnerable.
You are vulnerable when you are standing up for yourself, when you are asking for help, when you share your art or photography with the world, when you are writing on your blog about your illness or struggles with addiction hoping that someone out there will understand what you are going through, you are vulnerable when you go to gym in not perfect shape to get healthier, when you ask for forgiveness.
Do these sound like weaknesses? I don’t think so. Vulnerability is not weakness, it is courage.
I am trying to embrace my vulnerability and be proud of it.