Vulnerability is exposing ourselves to the possibility of being hurt. Vulnerability, according to Chip Dodd, is the doorway to living fully in relationships. He used as an example a child who naturally expresses each of their emotions acknowledging when they feel happy, sad, scared, and other emotions. Chip also bought out the point that we can only live fully in relation to others.
When we cling to barriers like pride; it acts against our ability to be vulnerable and to live fully by hiding our hunger for relationships. It makes us wear a face that keeps others away instead of inviting them in. While this may be useful in keeping the wrong people away; it’s also keeping the right relationships from coming into our lives.
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