I’m here to talk about taking risks, being vulnerable, and the rewards that come with it.
I cried in front of a therapist for the first time (and not because I accidentally hurt my hand during rage release, but because I chose it).
Therapy can be intimidating, especially when you’re opening up about things you’ve never shared before. But when I finally let myself be vulnerable with my therapist, it was a breakthrough moment. I chose to be open and honest, and it was incredibly freeing.
I cried in front of a friend.
Sharing your emotions with someone you trust can be scary, but it can also deepen your connection with that person. When I cried in front of my friend, it brought us closer together and strengthened our friendship.
I texted several friends for support when I was flooded with trauma.
Trauma can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. Texting my friends for support was a vulnerable act, but it helped me feel less alone and reminded me that I have people in my life who care about me.
I told my partner that I would settle for nothing less but conscious, deep, connected partnership and risked losing our entire relationship.
Being honest about your needs and desires in a relationship can be scary, especially if it feels like a risk. But when I told my partner what I needed, it opened up a conversation that ultimately brought us closer together.
I created a dialogue with my mom about what makes me feel most supported, and came to her for help. I was rewarded with a new knowing that I am so held.
Talking to family members about our emotional needs can be difficult, but it’s important for our own well-being. When I opened up to my mom, I was surprised by how supportive she was and how much it strengthened our relationship.
It was a year of major risks so far.
Taking risks can be terrifying, but it’s also necessary for personal growth and transformation. This year, I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone and it’s been a rewarding experience.
It was the year when I exposed my heart the most I ever have (and I know there is so much more to come), only to receive the most love right back.
Being vulnerable can feel risky, but it can also lead to deep connections with others. When I opened up my heart, I was surprised by the amount of love and support that came my way.
When we share our hearts, we find the humans who DEEPLY connect to us. We create conscious relationships. We get real intimacy with people. And that’s all that really matters.
Being vulnerable can lead to deeper connections and more meaningful relationships. When we open up and share our hearts, we create the space for true intimacy with others.
I was scared shitless, trust me. I come from the SOVIET UNION for God’s sake. A place where sharing ANYTHING about yourself (let alone have feelings) is shameful and even dangerous.
It’s worth acknowledging that vulnerability can be especially difficult for those who come from cultures or families where emotions are stigmatized. But taking the risk to be vulnerable can be incredibly rewarding, regardless of our upbringing.
It’s worth it, it’s worth it, it’s worth it.
It’s easy to talk ourselves out of vulnerability, but the rewards of connection and growth are worth the risk.
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