Vulnerability is like a circle …
Which is why it becomes important to note the signs of flight. When withdrawing and shutting down are moments away; when we resist the presence of other people: “Leave me alone … I can’t talk about this … You won’t understand … I can do this by myself.”
Allowing people who love us — people we trust — to be near in the midst of change, challenge or decision is vulnerable. We like to dare ourselves in private … To risk mistakes where there are no witnesses.
But let’s agree to do precisely that, Braveheart. K? Even when that feels impossible. Even when we are breathing in just a little … and we swear that vulnerability will take away our ability to take our next breath … ♥