The Power of Vulnerability and Authentic Connection

Deep and genuine connection with another human is seemingly what we all are searching for. It is the feeling we strive to achieve when we chase after love in all forms.
05/31/2016 10:48am ET | Updated June 1, 2017
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Deep and genuine connection with another human is seemingly what we all are searching for. It is the feeling we strive to achieve when we chase after love in all forms.

Connection is the magic that is born out of souls feeling at home when they are with each other.

The authentic connections we experience while on this earth is a brief look at what is yet to come... It reminds us that it is all much bigger than we are and that our time here is temporary.

When souls come together on earth it naturally allows and perpetuates growth both individually and holistically within the relationship. It changes something, reminds us that we are all in this life together and that while we are all uniquely diverse, we all long for the same thing.

"Love and connection, the universal language that breaks all barriers and lasts for all of time. Connection gives us a depth we never knew existed until we finally feel it within our souls. Connection gives us healing of our past hurts and demons. Connection gives us true friendship unlike any other we have tasted."

Connection is the piece of the puzzle that closes in on the 3-D aspect of our life. It is what brings us closer to reality in a world that is full of miraged falsity.

While the idea of a 'genuine connection with another person that makes you feel as though you have arrived home,' sounds both captivating and romantic, the truth, unquestionably, is that we live in a world that encourages us to put up false fronts and vague masks of distorted personas rather than diving into the vulnerability that is the finite variable hovering in the background of authentic connection.

Vulnerability is connections unequivocal equal.

Our ability to live into true connection gently and consistently reminds us that we all have insecurity lurking deep within ourselves. This insecurity waits for our attention and feeds off of an ego that softly whispers to us in times of uncertainty.

Although we all crave such connection, in order to fully receive this gift requires the intentional work of becoming and remaining vulnerable during times of ambiguous choices, even through the insecurity.

Vulnerability allows room for insecurity to grow within our wandering minds. In a society that sets us up to have perceived ideas of how we should act, what we should say and ultimately how we should feel, it is seemingly risky to throw caution to the wind and to share our authentic self.

"This is the beautiful and terrifying thing about vulnerability. We must be willing to completely reveal layers of ourselves in order to reach an authentic, tangible connection with another soul. Vulnerability is in actuality connection in its invisible form."

Vulnerability is a journey toward powerful movements in our lives. A journey of often uncharted territories of self exploration and genuine intrigue that encourages us to keep going, even when we feel uncomfortable.

Vulnerability is taking a new job, having difficult conversations, falling madly in love, building a life of authenticity, telling someone how you feel, following your passions, sharing your heart and insecurities with friends ... and the list goes on and on.

"Vulnerability takes courage. A courage that is often muddled with uncertain and often subconscious feelings of doubt. Courage to give, to receive and to take action when there are no guarantees. Courage to be brave when we may feel weak. Courage to follow our hearts when the safer route is just yards away, taunting us with it's easiness."

The longing for connection to another soul is within us all already. It is waiting for our nurturing and our willingness to embrace vulnerability. It is through this knowledge that we can move closer towards our universal goal of love.

It's not always easy and it certainly has it's moments of pain. Yet, despite these twinges in time, vulnerability is a strength in which beauty is born out of raw authenticity and courage to go all in.

The road less traveled but full of moments that will take our breath away, ever present within our short time here on earth.

"Connection and vulnerability are our constant reminders that we are all here for a reason. Our time here is short but our impacts are great."

Love in it's rawest form.