We are living in a world that to some of us seems to be a world without connection. I am not referring to the world of being connected by technology, but the world of being connected to each other. My belief is that we are neo-biologically wired to feel connected to one another, but there is one major reason we deny that wonderfully human emotion called love to grow, and that is — vulnerability.
With all this “data without a soul” we seem to seek every day, our perception of if you can measure it, it does not exist, allows us to become disconnected from each other and prevents us from being human.
Life is messy, love it anyway Don’t jump into discomfort, lean into it Have the courage to be imperfect Connection is why we are here, it gives real meaning to our lives We believe we are worthy of love but fear that we are not worthy of connection Find that compassion to be kind to yourself first — then you can be kind to others As a result of our own authenticity, we will gain a compassionate connection to others around us Fully embrace “vulnerability”, believe that what makes you vulnerable — also makes you beautiful Revealing all that we are is not comfortable, but it is necessary. Without it you can never be the “real” you Letting someone in so far they could hurt you, will allow them to give you everything Vulnerability is the willingness to say I love you “first” — with no guarantees of receiving it back We try to numb our vulnerability, but we can’t selectively “unfeel” our emotions There are no assurances in life, but let yourself be seen, and love with an open heart Being unprotected is the birthplace of love, life, joy, and belonging to God
I am empty, come and fill my soul with who you are. I am at a loss for words, but in my silence still hear me.