Vulnerability, I’ve decided, is a quality that I admire the most in those who are willing, and courageous enough to reveal it.
To me, one of the most powerful connections that we can ever hope to have with another, is be be allowed in… to see who they really are- even in their times of dispair, or upset, or self-loathing.
To be granted access into another person’s deep and tender places, comes with a huge responsibility. That responsibility is to hold the moment with reverence; as sacred.
When someone allows you in, it’s the greatest gift, it’s intimacy….
It’s an amazing honor…. it only happens for those of us who are willing to create “safe space” for others.
The safe space, is what gets cultivated over time. It’s a place free of judgement. It’s a place that gives an unwritten permission for those around you to feel accepted- exactly as they are, and safe to say what they need to say, or be who they need to be in your presence.
Perhaps, if there were more of us willing to create safe space for others, there would be more vulnerability, and open heartedness, and love.
Interesting to think about I think.