Vulnerability is Courage
I've never liked that adults tell children they are being babies for crying.
Or telling adults the same.
When one needs/wants to cry and others are around...that's courage.
Being vulnerable is one of the most courageous things I know.
It's also one of the hardest.
There is a difference between being vulnerable as a victim, and being vulnerable as a brave warrior.
I began healing when I could finally tell others what I had been through, and allow myself to be open and vulnerable.
Yes, I met many that ridiculed me for it.
There are some that still don't like that I talk about my former pain.
BUT that is because they are in pain and my bravery in vulnerability makes them recognise their own lack.
Mirrors are a harsh tool to healing, but so damn spot on.
It took years for me to be able to talk about the abuse I endured. The more I talked, and cried, the less the pain had a hold on me. I took back my own power and made that pain less. It also made those people less. I took my power back from them and began standing on my own.
Yes, they hurt me. No, they didn't destroy me. All because I took the step to be vulnerable so that I could heal. And guess what? I healed :D