The Power of Vulnerability
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“Live life fully, in all its joy, in all its pain and in all its glory.”

– Anais Nin, French-Cuban author


“I don’t like having my underbelly exposed,” she said. “I hate being vulnerable.”

“So you equate vulnerability with weakness?” I responded.

“How else can you equate it?” she replied.

It seems that nearly everyone equates vulnerability to a feeling of being weak or helpless to control a particular outcome. Understandable as, by definition, vulnerability means being open to injury of attack, to be exposed. But there is another deeper connotation of this word.

Before sitting down to write this column, I posted a question about vulnerability on Facebook. I simply asked, “What makes you feel...

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