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Will you love me even with my dark side?

Thursday, June 14, 2012 / , , ,


I am currently addicted to Kelly Clarkson's song Dark Side. I find Kelly so inspiring and it's really easy to relate to her songs. Ladies, don't you find yourself doing the same too? 

Meanwhile it also reminded me of a Tedx video I came across about a month ago called The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown. Her video moved me a little. It made me understand myself a little more. It's like piecing fragments of my life together and truly understanding the concept of vulnerability. It made so much sense that I started to tear a little while watching it. It is a 20 min video, however if you have free time, you should really watch this too. I've rewatched this video countless of times. :) 

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” 

“When we numb hard feelings, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.”

When I heard this line, it made sense to me because I've been meeting people who hold themselves back while numbing their own feelings because they are a little sick of getting hurt. They build walls as a form of protection, yet at the end of the day, they don't feel happy. In fact, they feel empty. They'd lie to you about being "okay" and that they like living  their life emotionally unattached to anyone, but it's just a facade they wear to show that they're okay because they do not want to be vulnerable. 

What are you views on this? Is it okay to be vulnerable? 

I believe that it is okay to vulnerable. It is not a weakness. Think about falling in love. Don't you feel that it also takes courage to fall in love? To love someone wholeheartedly knowing that the person will have all the power to hurt you one day. It takes courage to be honest and to allow ourselves to be seen. Well, at least that's what I feel. It is an emotional risk, but it is also courage.