Had there been an instance when you almost gave in to vulnerability?
I am sure that you too had reached to a point where the words “I can’t do this anymore” were uttered bluntly. But who would not really feel exhausted when all you have is routine and apathy surrounding you?
Yes, we tend to be vulnerable when we reach the breaking point, when the problem is too overwhelming and that solution seems to be impossible. Compromises will come as you go along and as you try to stand up. But if you are like those who quickly learn from these mistakes, I am very sure that you can easily make amends with your past in order to move forward.
Life is full of surprises as they say. We have all the means to either learn towards success or just embrace failures. True, it is not always easy to move forward when caught up in a terrible situation especially if you do not have a strong support system. You may have shared your sad stories to others whom you considered “friends,” in hopes you will get their support. Sadly, this is not always the case. In fact, others may judge you, treat your vulnerability as your permanent weakness and show you how hopeless you could be. In this situation, would you just give in to your vulnerability? What would you do differently?
I am not an expert who can just give away life-changing advises. I too have my own faults, my own weaknesses. But one thing I learned about vulnerability is that it does not bring an end to your tears, it is not a period and will never be. What I learned is that during the sad moment, vulnerability is an opportunity that provokes you to think, to consider the other side of coin. It is then up to you on how you act, will you make it or break it?
Understand that we are in control of our own life stories. Those people who you think are strong these days are not in their pedestals just like that. They have, for sure, undergone a moment of weakness in their lives. Their strengths could be the result of their hard molding over time. For me, a strong person understands perfectly when is the time to show his limitations and uses that moment of weakness to live life, regardless of its waves, regardless of the challenges…yes, it is about “learning how to dance in the rain.”- Vivian Green
Photo Disclaimer: This photo appeared in the Clongowes College site