“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken." ~CS Lewis
"Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears. We are able to say, 'I have fallen, but I will get up.'" ~Maya Angelou
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change." ~Brene Brown
It's no small wonder this posture is called Reclined Hero. This posture is a brave display of vulnerability. No one over the age of seven, and in their right mind, would throw themselves into such a shape without great care. It takes a certain amount of time and a purposeful set of steps to get into -- and out of. Once you're in, you're vulnerable - physically and energetically.
To be vulnerable is to be courageous. Somehow in our society, we've lost touch with that concept. To be vulnerable in this posture is to sit in stillness with an open heart, while completely defenseless to outside elements. Our culture doesn't teach us this. Our culture trains us to avoid this at all costs:
To always be busy.
To always have background noise.
To always have an escape plan.
To buy your way out of discomfort.
To invest in the latest.
To peacock bigger.
To speak first.
To be strongest.
To fake it until you make it.
These are not all horrible or entirely damaging rules, but they aren't genuine to Self constructs either. You cannot be your Self if you're busy being several other things on the way.
There is no "on the way." There is here, and there is now.
The reclined hero is reminder to settle into the moment:
To choose stillness.
To chose quiet.
To create freedom from the inside out.
To own my feelings.
To invest in who I already am.
To know I am enough as I am.
To listen with intent to understand.
To know I have the strength I need.
To know that I am not, what I am not.
There is so much instability and ugliness happening not just in this country, but in the entire world. If we are all afraid to sit with ourselves and our own personal battles, how will we ever find peace? There will be no change in this world without transformation within each of us.
We can all always become better, and the solution is the most simple thing.
The solution is to simply be you. To simply be love.
Not kind, not generous, not something else -- you don't even have to create it. You just have to be love, and the rest will take care of itself.
That is vulnerable.
That is courage.
That is heroic.
"The best way out is always through." ~Robert Frost
I'm learning more and more, that the way to reach the things I've been grabbing for, is to simply be myself. To work through my feelings with a willingness to feel and an earnest desire to learn, to grow, and to expand.
Through myself, to my Self.
Thanks for reading, make quiet choices. :)
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