I’ve been thinking a lot about the areas in my life where I am not letting go of things, and every time I find the same answer…it’s because I don’t want to be vulnerable.
Vulnerability is utterly terrifying. It’s putting yourself out there and allowing yourself to get pushed around, even knocked down. It’s allowing yourself to open up; to make room for something new - something that has the potential to break you.
But isn’t that the point?
I mean, sometimes you have to be broken, so you can break open and become free. So you can grow. Growth doesn’t come from playing it safe or by holding on to something that no longer serves us. The first step of growth is vulnerability. It’s making the conscious decision to do something new and different.
Even if that means failure.
And vulnerability doesn’t always mean you will fail or get hurt. Sometimes you open yourself up, and the good things start unfolding all around you.
Either way you have to be vulnerable first.
You have to fail in order to get back up and start again.
The most important photo I’ve ever taken
Don’t point out someones self harm scars. Just don’t. Also, don’t say how stupid that shit is. Yes, I am well aware that they’re there and I know that it’s dumb. It’s something that I’ve been struggling with since I was 16. It’s something that I am ashamed off, and I don’t need it to be pointed out. It shouldn’t upset me, but it does. A lot.
So please, don’t make yourself sound like a complete insensitive asshole.
untitled by cellophanesoul on Flickr.
how comes i didn’t have this on my blog already
this is what it feels like to have a depression i mean it literally feels like a monster in your body that needs to get out, one way or another
this gives me the chills
From my 9 hours in New York.
winter slack (by _michael _ Jack)