Choosing to be Vulnerable…or Not

HARD TO OPEN UP IF DOING SO HAS HURT!

A Mind Divided


“We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are
when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved
and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed
and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time…
Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world
but to unglove ourselves so that the door knob feels cold
and the car handle feels wet
and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being
soft and unrepeatable.”

~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening

Over the past several weeks, the concept of vulnerability and its importance to intimacy has followed me like a stalker.  At the same time, I heard from a friend about how sad and hurt she is over my silence and disconnect; I swore at my sister (via text) for the first time…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

11 thoughts on “Choosing to be Vulnerable…or Not

  1. Child Of God

    I cannot “like” when the post goes to someone that is not you out of the widget. On line. Is this a good enough explanation? I can read in their site but cannot like it from phone. I do use the phone a lot when reading posts. Forgive my bad zengk

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