What does being vulnerable mean to you ?
It's a fact of life that you can't truly form a relationship without some form of vulnerability . You have to open up at one time or another .
This has been particularly hard for me , and as I get older , I am slowly learning how to let people in . Maybe not always successfully , but the attempt is there.
The truth is I tend to keep people at arms length . Even my closest friends and family , know there is some degree of distance . Whether this is a result of past trauma , or a result of the paranoia I feel everyday as someone who lives with anxiety , I'll never be sure.
The ones that I am closest to, have fought for that position . They fight back when I push them away . They have seen me at my worst , and never judged me . They stood strong when I couldn't , and brought comfort through the chaos . They know I don't really want them gone . It's an internal struggle with myself .
Vulnerability has many meanings to me , some that I cannot express but only feel , and knowing that everyone has a different definition , I'm curious to know what makes you feel truly vulnerable .
This POST is vulnerability to me. THE WORDS , NOT THE PICTURE .
It's ironic how comfortable and at peace I am in my most raw , natural state . It's not an issue of confidence necessarily . I don't always love my body (like every woman ) but I love my nakedness .
It's my insides I keep cautiously hidden , and my feelings so carefully guarded . What does that say ? What does that mean ?
Just some food for thought and an excuse to post this badass photograph by the one and only @joanna.crichton
#vulnerability #warrior #lovethyself