I think in many cases as we grow up we are taught to be strong, to have a shield over our feelings and to not let anything affect us emotionally (maybe we aren’t necessarily taught these things, but as a society we are indirectly encouraged, or maybe it’s a preconceived notion, to do these things) when in fact this is the very thing that keeps us from growing.
It’s a shield that works both ways. It keeps people out and it keeps our very core of our being in – our feelings and emotions.
One of the most profound things I have experienced is to be vulnerable
To have the courage to be vulnerable to myself; to feel and express those emotions.