I take a bit of a risk with my writing. By this I mean I lay my heart and soul out there for the public to scrutinize.
This, I see as as part of an artists’ purpose and I hope it will encourage others to be more vulnerable with their lives, as I think it is a healing antidote for a highly closed up society.
That being said, in my personal life, I have had to learn that my vulnerability is sacred and that it is only a gift afforded to a sacred few.
By that I mean that until our society grows more conscious, there are very few people out there who are able to sit with others in their darkness, discomfort and vulnerability.
Although this is something I have done instinctively for a few years now, I owe my ability to verbalize it to Brené Brown.
I see Brown as a pioneer of vulnerability, global healing and a revered role model.
Brown, who advocates for living a vulnerable life, spoke about only sharing your ‘shame story’ with a special few during a Super Soul Sunday episode with Oprah Winfrey.
You can watch the video here:
If you practice vulnerability you are courageously sharing some of the most important gifts you have to offer with the world. I understand, that if you work in the arts you may see it as a part of your vocation to share you heart with many.
However, all of our hearts need a break and so, in your personal life, please remember that only those who are able to sit with you, perhaps imperfectly, but with the full intention of not judging or shaming your story, are the ones who deserve to hear it.
“Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the pigs, lest they shall trample upon them with their feet, and having turned, tear you to pieces.” – Matthew 7:6