The power lays in being vulnerable
Living on a rock floating in space, we can question whether ‘safety’ is really a realistic thing. You see, businesses come and go, civilisations rise and fall and accidents are just around the corner. Thinking you are safe could be a flimsy and disappointing feeling when adversity strikes in your life. Therefore, the real power lays in being vulnerable while feeling safe at the same time. This is a space of being which makes you feel grounded, flexible, resilient, secure and connected despite the life circumstance you are in.
To illustrate this better I like to use the metaphor of being the eye of your stormy life, the observer of your script, your movie, your life. By acknowledging our Achilles heel, we automatically empower ourselves to pay attention to it. This awareness on itself transforms our vulnerabilities into potential strengths. Thinking you don’t have any weakness makes you vulnerable you see. This illusion about ones own invulnerability makes you extremely vulnerable. Paradoxically enough, is the strength, therefore, found in knowing and acknowledging your vulnerability.
The only way to make a vulnerable spot less vulnerable, is by working on its current condition and improving it from that point. Thinking that you don’t have such vulnerabilities is like thinking you don’t have to clean your house. Dust will collect and rot will come over time.
Taking care of such things creates the finest of all, humble and honest about oneself, are these virtues rare things in our age.