Our society constantly reminds us that we need to have thicker skin. That being emotional is equal to being a mess. That we must always have our poker face on. I want you to know that those who tell you this, don’t understand that vulnerability is power. Being vulnerable shows strength and courage.
I believe it is more convenient to build imaginary walls to surround ourselves and our weaknesses in, then it is to have no walls. Standing with no walls is more courageous. Leaving ourselves open allows others the chance to truly love us. To love us without any walls, without any boundaries.
When we accept our own vulnerabilities and celebrate them it is easer to accept others and their vulnerabilities, this is unconditional love. This is the love we all want. We want to be loved for all that we are, for our strengths and for our weaknesses.
Isn’t unconditional love what we want in our relationships? Especially when its a relationship we vow to keep til “death do us part”?
I challenge you to open yourself,
to find the courage to stand alone,
to let others see your vulnerability and
to allow others to love you unconditionally.