Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

“I have found both freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” Kahlil Gibran

It takes the utmost courage to reveal your true, vulnerable self to another. There are those brave enough to reveal, those that can accept and those that permit fear not to reveal or accept another’s vulnerability.

As long as, in all of this, rejection or acceptance, you are true to yourself.

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” Brené Brown

2 Replies to “Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?”

  1. Ah, Cressida, where have you been hiding yourself? You used to be brave and revealing from what I remember … when you were younger. Maybe you have to protect yourself now in a world of false promises and hope. When you open your heart you are vulnerable, of course, but it is infinitely better to be true and honest, especially with yourself even when you are wounded, disappointed and misled.

    “Courage over comfort.” Hmmm. That has raised more than an eyebrow and needs more thought over my morning espresso and croissant.

    I feel the path you take, Cressida, is always adventurous, always rewarding, filled with self-imposed learning and betterment but can swiftly lead you towards a dark place when those who do not dare to be true lead you astray with false promises in a cowardly, false, sad and overpopulated world. Thank the stars that there are still beacons of light like you.

    Au revoir, ma douce.

    1. Dear Jean-Claude,

      Thank you for feeling my beacon…

      When I was younger… Mmmm… I was a lot of things when younger. I am a lot more things now I am older. But one thing I always have been is brave.

      I’ve definitely matured over the years and become braver when faced with debilitating fears. Oh how I have raised myself above it to achieve more personal growth than ever before.

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