Is it OK to be vulnerable, show our scars, and reveal the hurt child within? Thomas Porter shares his thoughts in a raw and heartfelt way, as only he can do. Being exposed to a world of vindictiveness, prejudice, and a lack of knowledge of the meaning of redemption, it is a world where even the smallest exposure of vulnerability might be considered “weak”.
However, I’d say that the ones who have the courage to show their sensitivity are braver than the ones who are bottling it all up. When you’re suppressing your emotions, one day you’ll reach a limit and it will all explode … Then, the bomb usually drops on someone who is undeserving of that outburst, on that particular someone who caused the tiny drop that spilled the bucket …
It’s OK to be Vulnerable
I sometimes wonder what our sensitive edges have to teach Us? I have the tendency to hide my vulnerability out of fear what people would think of me. I’ve hurt people who’ve already been hurt in similar ways like myself without knowing who myself even was.
So throughout my 14 years in circumstances that stripped everything from me, I’ve learnt to accept my exposed depths and teach myself to explore what could enable me to live more purposely, more mindful of this infinite changeability of the context of being more open to each other and towards ourselves …
My first acknowledgment of vulnerability is that we are all heavily scarred! So, throughout these scars I understand in some form or another that we are all Survivors!
My personal scars are shaped out of violence done against me and given out by me and throughout this behavior I got tagged by my watches, recognized as hopeless or a lost clause.
Yet now I ask healthy questions towards people and myself. Are my wounds the most convenient ways for anyone to know me? How did I go so many years letting my wounds shape how I actually see myself ..?
What I know now through friends and members of TeamStayStrong! & TeamStayHealthy! is that we all are still healing from something and we are not perfect, so this leaves room for improvements because what we have endured doesn’t mean we are done Living!
So let this world see that our scars aren’t all that we are and all that we want people to know of us by,
Our kinship towards ourselves and others should be about Healing! Letting the kindness, however small, be the start to love our scars and let Love be where we know one another, not hurt or wound one another out of selfishness or insecurities,
Vulnerability Is The New Healthy
By Thomas Porter