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Vulnerability is the key to love and creativity

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The courage to be vulnerable in the face of a world, where everyone notices vulnerability in others first and display it the last, is not easy to come by.  But for those, who choose to be vulnerable and yet be self-compassionate in face of the world’s onslaught, there is real love that awaits.

Above all, vulnerability is the key to receptivity.  The world is a mess not because people cannot give.  But, because people don’t know how to RECEIVE.  Receptivity stems from vulnerability of one’s self and being comfortable about it.

Love cannot co-exist with high walls of false bravado.  It may be fine to deal with the “tough” world, but for relationships its a deal breaker.  But for relationship of love to work the best; BOTH the participants need to be comfortable with their own and other’s vulnerability – and thus, live a life of heightened receptivity!

Here is a very interesting TED talk by Brené Brown who studies studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

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Kishor Kr
April 14, 2016 4:54 am

It’s not always easy to come out with your own true self. Especially for widely ill-recognized traits like fear, vulnerability. However, it takes courage to show them to the world. When you do that your weakness may become your strength. Nice post.

April 14, 2016 7:13 am

I must admit i’ve saved the TED talk to watch later, preferring to read your words of wisdom instead. And I agree with you, in order for a relationship to be authentic it’s important to be vulnerable

April 14, 2016 7:42 am

I agree , vulnerability can be a strength, not a weakness. 🙂

April 14, 2016 7:50 am

If vulnerability is linked to receptivity then let ignorance & low self esteem blow away !!

Rajeev Moothedath
April 14, 2016 4:22 pm

Avery good post.Thanks for sharing!

Purba Chakraborty
April 14, 2016 5:35 pm

So true. Totally agree with you. A great post 🙂