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Mindful Monday 1/17/16

Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive. ~ Brene Brown

Mindful connection is built on trust and openness. Trust and openness are built on vulnerability.

I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few. ~ Brene Brown

Bringing down our walls takes time and intention. I believe we all crave mindful connection. While becoming vulnerable may be overwhelming at first, it is worth the effort. Take baby steps if you have must.


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Laura Rowe is an intuitive energy healer. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. Laura seeks to educate people on the connections between mind, body and spirit as well as our own innate ability to heal through conscious, deliberate attention to our emotional health. Laura has a background in business operations and a master’s degree in organizational management.