I would love to share some thoughts and quotes about being vulnerable. It’s a topic not often being spoken about. And it’s even harder to be vulnerable! But still I think it’s how we are made and how we should be. As the world is often a tough and hard place, at least, that’s how it feels for me, it’s so important to have warm relationships and true human connection with each other. It often makes me sad when I think about all we have lost. It’s like vulnerable people don’t have a place in this harsh and noisy world.
As an artist and high sensitive person, it takes courage to create and show my creations. It is revealing myself; my passions, my dreams, my thoughts, my fears, my shortcomings, … . I have to admit and accept that I’m not perfect. It’s about being honest and not striving for perfection. As creating comes from deep within and what I create is a part of me, there’s always the fear of being judged and evaluated (all though through the years, it has become easier). It’s all about being vulnerable, and it’s a part of being alive!
” Vulnerability is not weakness. It is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. To create is to make something that has never existed before. There is nothing more vulnerable than that.” Brené Brown
“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” Madeleine L’ Engle
“To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love anything and your heart will be wrung out and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.
Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin by your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change.
It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
To love is to be vulnerable.” C.S. Lewis
I just hope we can all try to have the courage to be vulnerable and add warmth and beauty to the people around us and this world!