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Day Twelve

Embracing Vulnerability

The #1 misconception of vulnerability is it's often seen as weakness. In fact, vulnerability is the opposite of weakness. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word ‘vulnerability’ is derived from the Latin word vulnerare meaning “to wound”. Vulnerability is defined as "capable of being wounded” or “open to attack or damage”. Meanwhile, weakness means the "inability to withstand attack or wounding". 

What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.  – Dr. Brené Brown

Being vulnerable means putting ourselves in a "risky, uncertain, emotionally exposed" situation. If we are not mindful of whom we open ourselves up, we could end up hurting our feelings. We need to mindfully choose the ones who have the ability to understand our vulnerability.

Today's Challenge (Journaling)

Spend 5 minutes on journaling and reflecting on what vulnerability means to you. Think of a past vulnerable experience that you now look at it as courage.

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” - Maya Angelou

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