I was recently reading and came across the concept of being vulnerable, meaning; susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm. The author was saying to let your self be vulnerable. This was such a foreign word to me. I didn't understand why on earth we would want to just let ourselves be subjected to such a thing. I thought on it for quite a while and what I took from it was that by being vulnerable you were able to be yourself and say what ever was on your mind, putting your most inner thoughts and feelings out into the world. By doing that we are then uninhibited by our fears or insecurities. Instead of holding things in and worrying about what others might think or how people would perceive you, you just lay it all out on the table. If people want to attack you for your personal thoughts or feelings, then so be it. At least then you would know, right then and there, that those people are not who you want in your life. It would take so much less time and heart ache to realize immediately that they do not make the cut to be in it. This is my new favorite concept, I'm am a bit obsessed. It is like digging into ones true self. It has become an absolute necessity for me now. I just say and do what ever comes to my mind, and I LOVE when someone asks me to share my thoughts and opinions. Once I started putting the concept into my daily life I truly seen the difference, either people would open right back up to me or shy away from me, almost like they were intimidated by the fact that I would just come right out and say something that was such and intimate feeling, or something they wouldn't dare tell anyone. It's been an amazing concept for my life and am really grateful to have learned this new ability. My hope is that everyone can learn to be vulnerable, I promise you that it feels AMAZING!