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Strength and vulnerability go hand in hand with courage. It takes courage to overcome the fear of being vulnerable, and that makes you stronger. Being an emotionally available human allows you to live with an open heart and make strong connections.
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” ~ Brené Brown
Vulnerability is at the center of wholehearted living. It strengthens every part of who you are on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Being vulnerable is having the courage to show up as your whole self and speak your truth.
Your body becomes stronger every time you learn a new physical skill. Consider learning a new sport, signing up for an endurance race, or trying a new class to develop the courage it takes to be vulnerable doing something outside of your comfort zone.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable...
Courage has both masculine and feminine principles. Your intuitive, feminine aspect determines if the fear you’re experiencing is real or imaginary so that your action-oriented, masculine side can respond with courage.
Declare “I Am Cultivating Courage” as you contemplate these words from Walt Disney: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Imaginary fears have a convincing way of blocking your dreams. They speak to you with the frightened voice of your small self that believes you’re not good enough or worthy. Have a conversation with your small self to reassure him/her that you are good enough and worthy of living your dreams. When your inner child can trust you it will loosen its fearful grip on your life, and allow your true self to lead the way.
The lion represents courage and strength in overcoming difficulties. Its self-confidence and personal power have earned him the title, King of the Jungle....
Trust is at the heart of healthy relationships. When you trust yourself you’ve connected with your intuition. Self-trust aligns you with infinite intelligence and the wisdom to make choices for the highest good of all concerned.
Declare “I Am Trusting Myself” and check with your inner GPS (Go. Proceed. Succeed.) before making a decision.
Trusting yourself requires being vulnerable. There may be a fear of rejection if someone doesn’t agree with the choices you make when you’re tuned into your inner sense of knowing. You were born with a natural ability to trust yourself but fear of getting hurt caused a split between knowing what to do, and doing it. Being vulnerable is a strength, especially when it leads to trusting yourself.
Self-trust takes courage. It opens you up to how others will respond to your words and actions. It’s a sure-fire way to strengthen your character and develop your trust muscle. Rejection can sometimes be the...
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