V is for Vulnerable
When I’m vulnerable, I’m my true, flawed self. There’s no excuses and nowhere to hide. When I’m vulnerable I’m the most open to genuine, authentic connection. And when that other person I’m vulnerable with accepts me despite my flaws, that’s when we can truly connect with each other. That’s the beauty of vulnerability.
Yet, I find that vulnerability is rare. There are plenty of opportunities to meet people but do we really connect? Whether it be clubs, parties, or social events, these can feel superficial at times. Especially post-covid, I find that we’re starved of real, genuine connection.
I want to experiment with vulnerability with ourselves and with others. I’ll be organizing a small, intimate gathering with close friends and strangers.
Here’s how it will work:
- There will be three buckets of questions. Take a question from each bucket.
- You can’t ask anyone what they study or where they work.
- Talk with whoever you want. Ask them the question you pulled from bucket 1. When you answer each other’s bucket 1 questions, move on to bucket 2 questions, and then bucket 3 questions.
- Be present, be empathetic, be vulnerable.
I’ll be limiting the size of the first event due to COVID. If you think this is something you’d enjoy, please DM or Email me.
Here’s to being more vulnerable.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. - Brene Brown