I found this image today when I was searching for quotes about vulnerability. This is something I’ve wanted to write about for quite a while and just haven’t been able to really grasp how I wanted to write about it. This saying displays almost perfectly how I feel about being vulnerable.
What does being vulnerable mean to you? What it means to me is the courage to actually be yourself no matter how scary it is. The courage to be honest about everything that comes your way no matter how frightening it may be. The courage to allow yourself to be absolutely real and honest about something even though you are taking a chance of it turning out in a way that may not be beneficial for you but you do it anyway. To me that is absolute vulnerability and it’s the most respectful thing someone can do around me. I am a sensitive person, I am an honest person and I am a passionate person and I am passionate about honesty and being true to yourself. No matter the outcome I believe we should always be honest about what goes on inside of us and around us.
I have been told by many people that I am ultra sensitive and I really am. That doesn’t make me a bad person nor does it make me wrong. I would rather be sensitive and honest and be rejected than be cold and harsh because honestly no matter what we are there are going to be people who have a problem with it. There will always be someone who doesn’t like the way you are no matter what you do to try to make them like you. No one should ever have to change so they are liked or accepted. We should all accept everyone as they are whether we agree with it or not and I would rather be sensitive than cold. Sensitive people are that way because they can feel what others around them are feeling and it affects them severely, at least it does for me anyway.
It’s okay to be vulnerable, and it’s okay to be sensitive no matter what anyone thinks of it. Sensitive people are by far the most caring, feeling, honest people I have ever came across and I cherish the time I get to spend with them. As I grow on this journey I find myself having these Empaths coming out of the woodwork and I feel even better about myself. After years and years and years of constantly being surrounded by negativity and narcissism I feel I have finally broken free of the chains of narcissistic abuse, I’ve had to cut some serious ties and set up some huge boundaries, I will continue to be vulnerable to those that I know can handle it and I will use my boundaries for those that take advantage of my honesty and loyalty.
We should all be real with ourselves even if it means that some will be offended and hurt, we must remember that we cannot control how others feel, we can only control how we feel and our reactions to others. There isn’t one person out there that can make us feel bad about ourselves except for ourselves, I have to repeat to myself daily, multiple times a day that not everyone is like me, no one is like me but me and guess what? That is okay.
The world is full of judgment, chaos and a whole lot of anger, don’t take that personally. Keep using your super powers of sensitivity, empathy and compassion and keep your light shining bright and never let anyone tell you to dim your shine because they can’t see. The most beautiful souls I have ever met are ones that no matter what they have been through they continue to shine and they shine bright!
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