Vulnerability: Our Biggest Strength.

Aloha,

Today’s blog post is about being vulnerable. Vulnerability is humanities greatest strength. It takes courage to be completely open and honest about our struggles.

Instagram & Facebook show us highlight reels of other people’s lives, which makes us feel like we aren’t living our lives to the fullest. There is a reason that studies show that heavy social media use is linked to depression, anxiety, and loneliness. We only connect at a surface level in sharing our highlights. Full transparency allows us to connect at a much deeper level.

Everyone has hardships but we rarely (if ever) share them on social media. Why is that? Are we scared that others will pity or judge us? From my experience, others will support and open up to their struggles once we break the ice. Connecting with others in this way is special.

For the past 6 weeks I have been traveling New Zealand on a working holiday visa. I haven’t started the working part of that yet though! LOL. Its hasn’t been perfect though. I spent way more money than expected on my first month of traveling which has caused me anxiety. At times, I have felt lonely in my travels, even when many others were around. Lately I have been having a hard time dealing with boredom and lack of purpose with no job. Lots of self judgements and worrying about what others think of me. Slowly I’m excepting the fact that this is a sabbatical and I will find work in the new year. I need to show some faith in myself once more and enjoy my free time.

Our society could benefit from being more vulnerable with each other. It helps us feel more connected and compassionate to others. Vulnerability takes true courage and strength. We all share the human experience together, let’s help each other live the fullest life that we can.

What have you been struggling with lately?

Namaste,

Johnny Hoffman

Author: Path Unknown.

My intention is to inspire a simple & compassionate way of life. Join me as a peaceful warrior in the army of love. With Aloha, Johnny Hoffman

One thought on “Vulnerability: Our Biggest Strength.”

  1. That’s a scary spot to be in.
    I used to dream of the days I have now-not working, every day my own- and now that I’m here I’m freaking out because I’m bored and scared about money and worry about all the things. I just have to laugh at myself!
    I have developed a crunchy shell as protection in the world from others so really any type of vulnerability scares the crap out of me. Gah. I’m really a marshmallow though. I rather like this quote though. I have no idea who said it..I think its a martial arts thing: Cotton outside: steel within. I love that! Time for a switch 🙂

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