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….