Brene Brown has made a living by encouraging folks to allow themselves to feel vulnerable and do the thing anyway—write the book, give the PTA speech, stick up for yourself at dinner club. She says that what we see as courage on the outside often feels like vulnerability on the inside.
What I’ve noticed about vulnerability is that I feel most vulnerable when I’m unsure of the outcome. When there is no guarantee that the speech will be a success or the dinner date will end in romance.
I know, I’ve fallen into the old habit of worry more than I’d like over the last year. Maybe you have too? It’s okay. It happens to all of us (especially in the current energy of the pandemic.)
So, when life feels overwhelming or out of control, it’s best to get back to basics to feel safe in the here and now. It’s an immense help to quiet our outer world so that we can tune to the natural calm of our inner world.