Hello Beautiful Souls!
Welcome back to Mind Reimagined, where we take a holistic view of our mental health and wellness through the arts, communication, and support. Today I wanted to discuss why it's important to be more vulnerable in our lives. If you're anything like me just a few months ago, then you may have issues opening up to others about how you feel and may also be afraid of being shamed for those feelings. For those of you that don't know I love Brene Brown, she is an awesome writer and speaker, and she did a TED Talk about ways that we could be more vulnerable while also evolving our idea of fear and shame. If you're interested in learning more about what I think could help all of us to be a bit more vulnerable with each other especially in our communities, keep reading.
Being vulnerable to others whether that be with friends, family or strangers can be very scary trust me, you are not alone in that. Practicing vulnerability can help you to evolve emotionally, get to know people more, and overall have you feel as though there is less stress in your life because you are sharing more. To overcome that fear of sharing more of yourself with others you have to be open to change within yourself. Making those changes will not happen unless you put in the work to do so, which means that you have to analyze those feelings that you have kept bottled up. Once you're able to fully address those feelings you open yourself up to new change, perspectives, and allowing those individuals to see the real you.
Let me tell you about how powerful it is for you to be vulnerable, it is awesome and allows you to feel free! Not having to hold yourself back in any situation or with any person is such a satisfying feeling and you do this by leaning into discomfort. Launching that new business or simply just apologizing to a friend that deserved one a long time ago are things that help you to lean into discomfort. But, because of that fear, exposure, and other people's opinions, we are prone to put those important things on pause, like our feelings. We all have a fear of being disconnected from people, we are afraid that certain things we say or do could cause a disconnect to happen. Having that courage not to try to be perfect and showing compassion to yourself and others can promote so much happiness, clarity, peace, and creativity in your life. Combat the fear of vulnerability by loving yourself and others with your whole heart, practicing gratitude for what we have, and knowing that we are enough.
And I know it's summer but we have homework... write down a list of at least five things that scare the crap out of you and why. Over the next week or two, I want you to trace each of those fears back to its origin and see how those things came about. This week make sure that we write down those fears and afterward release them.
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I hope you have an outstanding week and go think GOOD thoughts!