“Being vulnerable” is in the air these days. It’s a new definition for living that allows us to dare and connect with our highest potential and the people that help us on our way. But what does it mean to be vulnerable? What are the ways in which we open this door to authenticity in our daily lives? Here are 19 ways to be accessible and wide open.
- Let others see you cry, especially if you are a guy.
- Go out without make-up.
- Initiate contact with strangers.
- Tell others you are afraid when you are.
- Ask for help.
- If you don’t know, admit it.
- Be the first to say “I love you.”
- Tell others what you are ashamed of.
- Do something that makes you look silly.
- Speak up.
- Do something you might not be perfect at.
- Ask for what you want.
- Admit you made a mistake.
- Show others what you keep hidden.
- Look people directly in the eyes.
- Let someone see you naked.
- Say no, when you want too.
- Fall in love.
- Be OK with being misunderstood, labeled or rejected.
Being vulnerable is a challenge because we’ve been taught or even learned on our own that we should do everything within our power to guard against it. But being vulnerable is the greatest acceptance of our divine gifts and our fallible, magnificent humanity. Vulnerability bonds and celebrates us all.
If you need help being vulnerable, contact Vickie Champion for a discovery coaching and consulting session.
By Vickie Champion