No one wants to be vulnerable. No one wants to feel the fragile feelings of shame for something that they may or may not have had control of in their lives. We hold on to our shame, hide it and embed it into our way of living. It becomes an invisible prison that holds us back from the natural process of living a full and joyful life.
The only thing that can change the pain is to understand it and the reasons why it showed up. The process to lessen its impact on your life is to accept it, which is easier said than done. It requires opening up to the hurt that you have worked so hard to push deep inside of you. It takes discipline, tears, patience, kindness, tenderness and being able to really love yourself and accept that you are not perfect.
No one is Perfect!
Unless you deal with it, you will live forever with all your excuses and self sabotaging experiences. Unfortunately for most of us we believe that it is better to hide our pain then face the shame and let it out.
The more vulnerable you allow yourself to be, the more that you open up the door to a happier version of yourself.
Every step towards freedom comes from an act of courage.