Vulnerability is complicated because it requires courage in so many facets. We have to have the courage to know ourselves, to own our stories and to understand how our stories have impacted who we are. Once we know all of that, vulnerability requires we summon the courage to share all that we have learned about ourselves with others. The stories of who we are meant to be shared. When we share ourselves and our stories, we truly learn and understand why we go through what we go through and what we were meant to learn from it.
I really hope you will walk through the journal prompts in this week’s blog. The homework is a self-reflection exercise to help you pull out the pieces of your story that are meant to be shared. It is important to work through and give yourself credit for all the hardships you have overcome in life. We fight so hard to overcome hardships in your lives, and when the smoke has cleared, we move on to what is next in our lives. We forget to pause, sit with our hardships and what we have overcome and give ourselves credit for the success of weathering the storm. Every hard day can be used to help us grow, get better and to understand what we are capable of. The key to vulnerability is to understand the lessons we have learned and understand how we have become who we are so we can share the lessons with others.
Think about the hardest thing you have overcome in order to complete this week’s journal prompts. Use these prompts whenever you are scared to be vulnerable about pieces of your story. Here is the important part, you have to share this with someone else. Vulnerability is our exploration of ourselves for the benefit of others.