I’ve had an interesting relationship with vulnerability.
I spent a good part of my years in a state of proving. Proving my strength, proving my capability, my resilience. When I came to Tantra, one of the first and most potent lessons I learnt was the power of vulnerability.
I very soon realised that the qualities I’d been striving so hard for, were the very thing that was holding me back in my life. This impenetrable fortress of strength that I’d built up around myself was actually blocking a lot out ¬ including everything I needed to receive the love, teachings, openings and authentic relating that at my core, I deeply desired. When I started to let my guard down, I very soon realised that a vulnerable space is safe, empowering, authentic and far more conducive to personal growth and expansion than a well¬ protected one.
Brene Brown says it well;
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” ― Brené Brown,
Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and Lead. You may have seen her TED talk on The Power of Vulnerability (it had over 12 million views!), I am re¬posting it here because it’s such a good one:
If vulnerability is something you’ve been working with then we hope to see you at our upcoming workshops.