Choosing Vulnerability

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Dr Alicia Franklin & Dr Kassandra Gratwick-Sarll
Happiness Insight Coaching
We usually associate vulnerability with fear, discomfort or rejection. But when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we can experience the joys of life. 
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23 reflections
Take a chance?
Vulnerability is a scary word; I associate it with ‘something could go wrong’. I much prefer the phrase “take a chance”; I associate that with ‘lets do it and see what happens’. What you choose to do, say, be, etc., may or may not have the outcome you desire, but at least you put your toes in the water and gave it a try. I think that’s a huge thing! 🙏😁
Control freak
I am a major control freak, and vulnerability has always had strong negative connotations for me - if I am vulnerable, I’m weak and not in control... I almost didn’t listen to this one because the title totally turned me off. I’m glad I did listen, though. It gave me a different perspective - any time we are reaching outside our comfort zone we are being vulnerable, but allowing ourselves to grow. Next time I want to throw up a wall, I’ll try to loosen up and let go of control a bit.
I worry to much
I worry to much about how things MIGHT go and I need to let myself be more vulnerable. I have been struggling with a choice that includes making myself vulnerable and I am most likely (I need to be honest it’s not for sure) going to make myself vulnerable because of the good things I believe I may get out of it.
Choosing Vulnerability
I thought of Brene Brown as soon as I saw the title of this meditation. She’s such an inspiration! I chose vulnerability today when I participated in a protest for the first time. I nearly chickened out more than once. I had no idea what it would be like, how many people would be there, etc. I’m so glad I went and got to experience the happiness that comes along with being vulnerable and growing because of it.
allow yourself a little vulnerability
vulnerability is a place for greatest joys, lower our guard down, its an opportunity to feel belongingness, love, and learnings. all of our admired persons were once vulnerable and overcome it. i know now and will try. and try again..
Old habits
I've spent so many of my adult years trying to "protect" myself from being hurt due to being too vulnerable. Now I wonder how much joy I've missed because of the walls I put up. This meditation helped me to realize that I can be cautious yet still allow myself to be vulnerable enough to take the chances necessary to feel joy and happiness.
It’s ok to be vulnerable sometimes
Being Vulnerable
At times and with certain people in my life, I do have walls surrounding me for fear of being hurt, disappointed, or being judged. When I am in a setting where I am comfortable enough to fully let my guard down is honestly when I am the happiest. Being vulnerable takes courage to let ourselves fully be seen in the present moment.
Being Vulnerable
That it’s ok to step out there, go for it, and live in the moment. Let the way down and allow yourself to be vulnerable in life.
I did open myself up to vulnerability. Then I was hurt. Now I’m just recovering. I will choose to open myself back up, but right now, I have to protect myself.
This is inspiring
This is the one aspect of my life where I need the most help. I loved this lesson so much I played it on repeat 5 times. So good! Thank you
I enjoyed this session so much ~ one I’m going to come back to often.
Thanks I appreciate your  meditation make more please!
More at peace
I can do anything if i put my all into it and choose my happiness above anybody's else happiness
I have never felt this way
This season of life is definitely making me vulnerable. I’ve experienced more disappointments in my life lately than ever before and I believe something wants me to experience a BREAK through. I have learned that I need to use these experiences to propel me forward. Thank you for this beautiful message.
This was very helpful for me today.
I put into perspective that vulnerability is part of my growth and shouldn’t be shame or fear based.
Making Space for Vulnerability
I am getting better and better at showing my vulnerability and embracing that side of me. It is still a challenge, but I am continuing to give myself space to feel my emotions, to talk about my feelings and my dreams, to try things that make me feel vulnerable.
I learned that being vulnerable can have a good outcome!
I learned that being vulnerable can have a hood outcome and make me a stronger person
I feel not quite ready for vulnerablity
When I’m ready it can be freeing and helps deepen relationships
Well said
One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. It’s hard to be vulnerable and I realize I need so much work at it.
Vulnerability is the key to Connection
Choosing to be vulnerable means choosing to connecting with others on a deeper level. Yes, it can be scary. You could be rejected, misunderstood or end up being hurt. But it could also enable others to share their stories and pain. Vulnerability connects us deeply. And isn’t that what we all strive to have? Deep, meaningful connections with others who embrace our true self? I choose vulnerability. I choose connection. I choose the light. I choose love. I choose being vulnerable with blind faith that it will not only help myself but also others.
It needs to be shared
February is a difficult month. It would’ve been my son‘s 31st birthday and also I have two sisters one was 15 and the other was 30 when they passed unexpectedly. The most unexpected was my son when did his life and suicide and I’m still feeling like his story is not finished yet. The Vulnerability that I have in my story the only thing that I can do to connect his story to help others. I continue to struggle in with the words it be to make it matter Life is a journey Kindness is cool
There can be no progress without vulnerability. I can’t live my life with walls up. No matter how many times I have been hurt ..
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