There’s this rumor going around that being vulnerable is dangerous. I wonder who started that rumor; it could have been someone afraid of allowing themselves to open up to others. When it comes to love being vulnerable can be a good thing. Yet, so many confuses loving someone with being in love with someone, which is why so many of us are afraid to say too much, to feel too deeply, or to let people know what they mean to us. When you think about it, both love and happiness is filled with vulnerability. When you open yourself up to love and happiness you are taking a risk of being open to beauty and opportunity. You could have the beauty of loving someone and the opportunity for happiness. It’s about showing those unpolished parts of you, those parts you rather keep hidden from the world. It is all about looking out into the world with an open and honest heart and saying, “This is me! Take me or leave me!” Although, being open and honest like that can be tough, because the stakes are pretty high for either rejection, feeling foolish or being misunderstood.
Love a beautiful and, yet the most misunderstood feeling and word in the world. People are afraid of the word love, yet crave it at the same time. Have you ever told someone you loved them and it scared the heck out of them? I have and I don’t regret ever saying it to those individuals, because it was the truth. You see what they didn’t realize and what most people don’t realize is that you can love the way a person treats you, the times spent with a person, their kindness, their spirit all without being “In love” with them. I love a lot of people for so many reasons and I always will. It’s just the way I am. I don’t have a problem showing my vulnerability in that way, and I don’t feel anyone should have to hold back how they feel about someone. Why wait until that person is no longer in your life or no longer here on earth to express how you feel about them? How else would they ever know? Besides, if it ever came a time that those individuals ever felt unloved, they would always know that someone, somewhere (I) loved them for who they are.
That’s the beauty of being vulnerable. Being able to express your emotions or thoughts without feeling scared or that you will be judged. So, go on and show some love. Be vulnerable. It’s when you hide from your vulnerability that you hide from everything you desire.