the state of being vulnerable or exposed

Brene Brown on Vulnerability: this gets me every time.

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“And maybe that was love. Being so vulnerable and allowing someone else in so far they could hurt you, but they also give you everything.”
― Christine Feehan, Water Bound

“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”
― Frank Crane

“Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it. the new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open.”
― Stephen Russell

“You can change the world again, instead of protecting yourself from it.”
― Julien Smith

Sometimes I’ll sit for an embarrassing amount of time trying to decipher my own emotions and ultimately I sift through other people’s words trying to find someone who has experienced vulnerability such as mine. I always succeed more than I’d expect. However juvenile, however cliche. (David Levithan’s quotes, today).

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