emotional vulnerability - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Only the brave become vulnerable emotionally, for trust takes strength, lowering your shield is brave, and often it comes when we learn that to survive and be strong, this vulnerable state is the first step. We cannot step out of our own cage until we are willing to unlock the door.
Emotional vulnerability takes strength to allow in, yet it is the route to true health. It is worth being brave enough to walk bare soled in this blessed way. And when you do, if others want to take from you when you cannot give (one must be in real health to give), it is alright to protect yourself. I call this self-protection mode "grey rock," for you become as the grey rock - boring, not seeking, not avoiding, existing and solid. After a time you become a rock for yourself, you learn to rely on yourself. From here you can become a rock for others. You can remain independent or be with a lover in the right way. All this learning takes a long time, be patient, for in these long months you are the patient of your own child-self. We start this road as the broken and we finish as giants, heroes, the dependable, the rock steady.
When you show me your heart I see a hero every time, for in that flash of emotional vulnerability you become so much more of your true self.
To love is to have emotional vulnerability, and so without it there can only be a lonely existence.