Naïve vulnerability says, I’ll be praised for showing up.
Awake vulnerability says, I could be criticized, even ostracized. I’m showing up anyway.
Naïve vulnerability says, My courage will inspire others.
Awake vulnerability says, My courage might inspire some, and enrage others. I’m showing up anyway.
Naïve vulnerability chooses to speak because it needs attention.
Awake vulnerability chooses to speak because it needs to express itself. To hold back any longer would be self-wounding.
Naïve vulnerability thinks: If I try hard enough to be heard, I’ll get what I want.
Awake vulnerability thinks: This is hard work. I have no idea what will come of this. I’m showing up anyway.
Naïve vulnerability wants to be saved. Awake vulnerability is saving herself by respecting her Truth.
This article was originally published on DanielleLaPorte.com. Danielle LaPorte is a spiritual guru, author, and member of Oprah’s Supersoul100. For more insights and inspiration, check out Danielle’s book, “White Hot Truth.”