We believed a lie. We’ve been told life is about us. That if we work hard enough, save enough money, and buy enough stuff, we will eventually be happy. Many of us have done just that, and we are anything but happy. Now, like my friend Jimmy, we are left wondering what to believe. We know something is missing, we just don’t know what it is.
Jeff Goins, Wrecked
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.