We are vulnerable is the statement above. The quote by Dr. Brene Brown concurs with that statement. Yet, this writer takes an opposite point of view. The question then becomes, “Are we vulnerable?” My response, “As humans we are, but as spiritual beings, we are not.” I hear you, “What do you mean, everybody is human!” That is debatable . . . let’s see why.
WHAT DOES VULNERABILITY REALLY MEAN?
Being vulnerable means “open to attack” or “capable of being physically or mentally wounded.” Synonyms are “exposed, liable and endangered.” Now that we know what we are talking about, do we all have it? Yes! I have cried many tears because someone said or did something to me. Spirituality opens thought to the idea that “no one can or will hurt anyone. Why? Because we are not governed by the physical senses. We are live and move in an aura of freshness and goodness.
DO WE ALL HAVE EXPOSURE?
The answer to that question depends on two key words: human and divine. I believe that human existence is what we are taught from birth. That becomes the basis of knowledge and logic for us. Everything is defined from what the human mind views as reality. That reality can lead to a variety of definitions based on human understanding. Therefore, what is real to one, may not be real to another. The January 6th Insurrection is real to people who understand the 2020 election process was fair and legal. However, those people whose reality is tainted by the lies of the former president, the insurrection did not occur. They believed their actions were defensive . . . one of protection.
Humans have two or more states of reality: one they consciously reveal and another they consciously or unconsciously hide. Usually, the revealed one has a desire to be loved, respected, accepted and may even present a face of courage. However, inwardly and unrevealed, he or she may feel alone, scared, angry and completely vulnerable.
WE ARE VULNERABLE BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN
“I’m stressed” reveals human weakness. It says the world is difficult to deal with. “I simply can’t go any further” is a typical reaction.” Love says, “You can. There is always a solution. Find it!” Reaching for that higher level of thought enables us to take another step. That step erases vulnerability and lets us say, “we can!”