I want to unfold

pink flower with petals opening to sun

“I want to unfold. Let no place in me hold itself closed, for where I am closed, I am false…” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s so easy to close myself off thinking that it will protect me, but those places where I am closed off, I am being false to who I am meant to be. I want to learn to unfold and open myself to life, even when it feels scary, because living in truth ultimately seems safer than being closed off. What do you think?

Finding strengths in your vulnerabilities

Freud quote

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” ~Sigmund Freud

We tend to view our vulnerabilities as shameful things that should be hidden away. We do our best to pretend they are not there … or at least make sure they are never seen by others.

What if Freud is right? What if our strengths actually grow out of our vulnerabilities?

If that’s true, then our vulnerabilities should be treated as potential gold mines, worthy of our loving attention and value.

Have you looked for the strength in your vulnerabilities? What do you find?


 

Posts from other divisions of Chrysalis Wellness for this week

transformation
Stages of Transformation
on the A Kintsugi Life blog
Spicy earth cold process soap bar with Moroccan clay for oily skin
Spicy earth cold process soap bar with Moroccan clay for oily skin from Autumn Leaf Botanicals featured products
Moss agate stacking stretch bracelet with Hill Tribes fine silver roundels and leaf charm
Moss agate stacking stretch bracelet with Hill Tribes fine silver roundels and leaf charm from the Earthwear Collection portfolio