It’s often hard allowing yourself to be vulnerable in life. Jumping head first into things that scare you whilst also being graceful about it. Often we freak out or renege or bury our head in the sand. Being vulnerable is tough and it’s confronting and it makes you open the parts of yourself that are most comfortable when they’re hidden. But being vulnerable is actually about courage. Being brave enough to let go of your ego and relinquishing the things that keep you guarded.

Being vulnerable leaves you open to the great things.

Life is definitely only half lived when you try to avoid being vulnerable for most of it. I’m guilty of it; avoiding situations or emotions to safeguard my heart but I’ve learned that being open is one of the most rewarding ways to be. That being vulnerable makes you more open to all of the positive things in life. Sure, it leaves you open for heartbreak or sorrow or embarrassment but all of these things are worth it. It means you’ve lived and that your heart is open and that you haven’t wasted your life denying important moments or people. You haven’t denied yourself. It means that in the end, you will have less regrets. Even if you spent most of your life avoiding being susceptible, life has a way of breaking you down, regardless.

“They fully embraced vulnerability. They believed that what made them vulnerable made them beautiful….They talked about vulnerability being necessary and it meant doing something where there are no guarantees.” They also said “Vulnerability is the birth place of joy, creativity, love and belonging.”


  1. thank you for posting this. it’s exactly what i needed to read and hear at this time in my life.

    Comment by gen — December 23, 2012 @ 10:10 pm
  2. How great is this TED talk! Loved it also from the moment i watched it. I think it changed my life!

    Comment by Beck Harrison — January 15, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

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