Being happy means being vulnerable. That sounds strange because we’re usually told to be confident, invincible, and strong in our culture, but it’s the path to being genuinely happy. Being vulnerable isn’t the same as being weak or a pushover, it’s having the courage to show the world who you really are and accept the consequences and rewards.
Countless numbers of people live their lives based on what society, their family, friends, co-workers, or significant others tell them to do. Being vulnerable means that you’re willing to follow your own inner voice and do your own thing regardless of what other’s say. If you want to be an artist, you do that; if you want to be a scientist, you follow that path, no matter what others say.
Vulnerability is the only way that you can experience courage, joy, creativity, compassion, and love in life. It’s not an easy path because you’ll have to deal with all the people (including yourself) who will try to derail you in some way, but it’s the only one that will allow you live life as the real you and enjoy true happiness. What will you do to be more vulnerable?