It is been proven that human beings naturally are relational beings made for connection and a sense of belonging. For this to be experienced necessitates a degree(s) of vulnerability for connection to be established.
Vulnerability in its sense involves letting one’s guard down, allowing oneself to feel, open up, and most importantly, being one’s authentic self. Vulnerability allows for physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual connection and experiences.
A greater part of today’s society has quite degenerated in how they handle vulnerability, some owing to several factors including life experiences. Society presently has many people struggling, hurting, and healing evidenced by life conditions such as hyperdefiecny syndrome, drug abuse, trust issues, crime, and all other toxic and behavioral issues.
An adage further holds that tough situations make tough people, however presently, it is evident that tough situations have birthed hurt and broken people, having a field day hurting other people.
People who were once vulnerable to life have installed a protection mechanism (s) to prevent themselves from being hurt again. Many have changed for the worse in a bid to cope with tough times and realities.
With such a breed of people in society, one ought to be cautious about the magnitude of vulnerability they exhibit. Excessively being vulnerable in the wrong circumstance or with people with underdeveloped traits will have you used, manipulated, and exploited; in your workplace, home, friends, and relations.
Being vulnerable today can be likened to bleeding in front of a shark, it will get you eaten alive if you are not wise. Some intentionally and others not. Human beings innately have it in them to push the boundaries. It is further important to measure how much trust you give and impart in people.
The values of being one’s authentic self can never be overstated despite the character pressures and abundance of negativity and foulness. Do not allow yourself to be sucked up by anyone’s negativity lest you become like them. Stay true to yourself.
It is further important to appreciate and understand that EVERYONE is fighting or struggling with something, and exercise kindness.
Intend to take time off to just be alone, drink in yourself, enjoy your own company, and connect with yourself and your source. Yes, we are relational beings but we also require time on our own as well. While honesty can be a disarmament tool, do not go around wearing your heart on your sleeves, will most definitely get you used.