Vulnerability – It’s OK

It’s OK to be vulnerable.

I’m still trying to make peace with that statement.  There are times when I think I am OK with being myself, but letting people, strangers, see me, at my worst…panic attacky, angry, whatever – going against what I consider the emotional and behavioral social grain… it’s really scary and it makes me feel really insecure.  Today I had to leave somewhere because I couldn’t deal.  On top of that, I wasn’t feeling well, was having an anxiety attack, and was completely embarrassed in front of other people.
You do what you have to do.  You trust that people will understand.  You take it easy, be gentle with yourself.  And even if you don’t believe it, say to yourself: It’s OK.  Because it is.  You have more power than you think you do.  And it’s beautiful.

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Living Authentically

I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  My therapist is reading a book about family roles right now, and she shared with me a role I strive to be, everyday.  The leveler.  Basically, the leveler responds and communicates with people from their inner truth.  The way they are feeling, they show it.  They let their thoughts be known out in the open.  But they are also kind and compassionate.  They are comfortable with themselves.  With who they are, among other people, for instance.  This is something I strive for.  Being honest and being myself everyday.

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