Feeling vulnerable is a natural emotion. I believe whether we have the tenacity to fight this emotion or wear it on our sleeve, we all have differing triggers and degrees of vulnerabilities….I’m not sure if this feeling of being susceptible to being wounded or hurt, open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc. ever goes away. There is something about that inner voice that is always chatting away inside us. I believe the vulnerable emotion’s most important job is just an alert for incoming mortar fire.
Those of us who have been damaged or emotionally injured early in life, perhaps, are more susceptible to understanding we have to take in the information, understand what is happening and learn how to fight these assaults on our well being. Others may be stronger and don’t knowingly listen to the voice while there are those who give into the feelings which brings them to their knees.
I wonder if aggressive personalities, fighters, angry people are just fighting their feelings of vulnerability on the front line. It is often a painful feeling and for self preservation these people feel they are saving themselves…..and on the other end, there is either no fight left or skills have not been honed in order to even understand this emotion and they just give in to being a victim?
Until next time….
Imperfect humans raise other imperfect humans. No one gets all their needs met by the magical age of 18. So we adults all go around working out our issues on each other and it is not pretty. What amazes me is how deep my feelings of shame are. Logic and reason do not apply. Sometimes, like you said, there is just no fight left.
What you wrote is those most profound thing I’ve read for awhile. That is all truth in a nutshell!?
You may not want to share with me or on a social media platform why you feel so much shame…I was not picking up this particular feeling from you, previously!
I have always felt a lot of shame. It comes from a dysfunctional childhood. I’ve had tons of therapy. Understanding where a feeling comes from has zero impact on it, in my experience. Everyone has issues. It’s annoying and universal. Grrrrrrrrrr…….
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Dysfunctional childhoods unite!
these are pretty deep thoughts. I have internal chat all the time and can get quite sensitive time to time.. what you wrote above made me think…..