To Your Advantage
Vulnerable in love. Good, bad, somewhere between? “The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility,” says Paulo Coelho.
Are you ‘exposed’ in your intimacy? How does that make you feel whether you are or are not? Is it really exposure, weakness or you are feeling vulnerable? That was the conversation this week – How to be strong in your vulnerability.
Leaning heavily on the work of Brené Brown, we began Weekday Wisdom© with the following affirmation:
“I love my partner and I am vulnerable. That makes me both strong and scared. I shamelessly and openly own both. This is how I learn to love and receive love more deeply.”
My Most Vulnerable
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.
Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.” Brené Brown
“I am my most powerful in life and in relationship when I am most vulnerable. I let the Light of my partner’s love in, supporting my healing. I let my Light shine, illuminating the beauty in my partner.”
Going through the day, make a note on your phone or on paper:
Today, I was vulnerable with:
- __________________, when I ______________
__________________, because he/she was ______________ and it made us ___________ .
I Am Open
Broken promises and broken relationships do not have to define the rest of your life. There are many who are currently in a relationship with the broken pieces of past hurts choking their hearts. Smiling but shuttered in many ways; scared to be open.
If that describes you or someone you are in relationship with, affirm today:
“With shaking knees, I am opening everyday – for pleasure, peace, joy. New and expansive experiences are coming to me as I open my heart to them.”
Can I Trust You?
“What was it about relationships that made you feel so vulnerable? Oh, right. A relationship. In any relationship, you put yourself out there. You exposed all of your sensitive nerve endings and your heart and you just had to hope that you trusted the right person.” Courtney Cole
That is the question for many of us – can I trust again? It would be simplistic to even suggest that trusting someone with your heart after an heartbreak or two is easy. It most certainly is not but if your desire is to grow into all that you can be then trust you must.
Too many rush trust and have not spent the time to learn to trust the one person in whom it really starts – themselves. If you are in a relationship or would like to be in one but trust is an issue, here is an affirmation to aid you along:
“I trust myself. I trust that I will do and be all to myself that I want to experience with others. I am faithful, compassionate, confident, loving and open to all that will increase my joy. Only what I am can and will come to me.”
I am Feeling You
Closing Weekday Wisdom© with a very intimate affirmation:
“I am stepping into what my partner is feeling as I invite him/her to step into what I am feeling.”
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