The courage to be vulnerable in the face of a world, where everyone notices vulnerability in others first and display it the last, is not easy to come by. But for those, who choose to be vulnerable and yet be self-compassionate in face of the world’s onslaught, there is real love that awaits.
Above all, vulnerability is the key to receptivity. The world is a mess not because people cannot give. But, because people don’t know how to RECEIVE. Receptivity stems from vulnerability of one’s self and being comfortable about it.
Here is a very interesting TED talk by Brené Brown who studies studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.