Vulnerability

‘Vulnerable’ is derived from the Latin word vulnerabilis  which means “to wound.” Wow! No wonder we so often avoid being or feeling vulnerable at all costs. Recently, it came to my attention that to be or feel vulnerable can feel like standing on the tracks in front of a freight train; to be vulnerable can feel like imminent death.

To avoid feeling vulnerable, I have tried to do control as much about myself, my environment and even others or situations. For instance, when out in public, when I can, I avoid sitting with my back to the door or anyone for that matter.

To trust is to feel vulnerable, so I do my best to avoid that, too. Yet, this keeps me from being where I want to be. It is my desire to be completely open and myself – unfiltered – to do so, I must step up, be vulnerable and step WAY out of my comfort zone! Ultimately, it is the willingness to be vulnerable that allows us to move into our greatness.

Interestingly, I’m writing this on the very day that the scheduled post, The Antidote to Fear which lead to my riding many tsunami waves of fear, most of which were labeled vulnerability. At times, I even fell – literally and figuratively – to my knees and asked for help from my Higher Power. This is something I talked about here, on YouTube. (this is my new project, Self-Care by Cara, and it’s still under construction. please don’t mind the dust and rough looking thumbnails lol)

I also recorded and uploaded this silly YouTube, something which was both fun to do and also made me feel rather vulnerable to share here!

Prayers for all to release the binds that hold us back.

Namaste

P.S. I wanted to create some fancy title for this post and somehow the single word vulnerability being there on it’s own is just the impact that is needed. For me, vulnerability can feel just like that: feeling all alone.

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  1. Well, now that I have truly met you and your energy on YouTube, you have most certainly been very ‘vulnerable’ in doing so. But it is in doing this that you have faced that vulnerability, and like anything that you find difficult or are afraid of, you have faced it and made it lose its power over you. All the closer to that inner heart because those walls have come down.
    Take a bow kind lady, your light is much brighter each time you face those places and embrace that inner love ❤

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  2. Vulnerability is one of my favorite topics…i have many posts about it. Complete vulnerability with the people we love is so amazing and powerful, yet we often avoid it even with those we trust and love. While allowing myself to be vulnerable is scary, the rewards are immense.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experiences with vulnerability! I can see how this is important to the work you’re doing with your blog. And I agree, that vulnerability helps to build intimacy and trust. When we keep pressing into those boundaries, we find new places to surrender into.
      Namaste!

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