Vulnerability – Wearing Your Wounds with Pride!

birds learn to fly

Hmm, I have managed to come off my hover-board twice in the last 2 days!

Generally hover-boarding seems a nice gentle past-time but I wanted to step it up a bit – literally!

Day 1 – I made myself a ramp and came a cropper at the top of it when the board of the ramp swung round and caught the board. Feeling the momentum of the board as I climbed the slope I so wanted to get to the top and see if I could balance there!

Day 2 – I just climbed a small step from the grass to the patio (a step I had mastered several times before ) and fell flat on my bottom into the raised bed of herbs!

Day 1 – Response. When I fell I thought it was serious. I saw pictures of me in hospital and felt pretty scared. My husband was in the garden but just out of ear-shot so I had to call him 3 times. The reality was just a bit of grazing to my hand and my ego.  I needed a lot of comfort though, feeling like I was 3 and had just fallen off my tricyle.

Day 2 – Response. When I fell I felt a sense of deja vu – just the same pain in the just the same place as yesterday. I re-bruised my hand and this time broke the skin. My son was with me and he was very unsympathetic as he thinks I am a bit crazy and he doesn’t like the sight of blood. I just got up and washed my hand and carried on with life.

On Reflection

I felt strangely unpreturbed and almost a little bit proud of the fact that I had added to my injuries. I am usually risk averse so these injuries mean I had done something – I had been brave and although it didn’t go as planned I had demonstrated my courage.

Vulnerability is like that. Every time I am my authentic self I feel like I am climbing the ramp on my hoverboard. And I won’t stop. I need to push my boundaries and see if I can balance at the top.

Sometimes I fall off and feel a bit silly but I am learning to wear my wounds with pride.

Are you?

Let Your Soul Fly Free!

woodpecker in flight

Carve time and space into your day to stop and ponder.

Allow yourself to trundle into your right brain sometimes.

Listen to your inner voice and trust your gut and intuition.

See the world through your inner eyes often.

Look for inspiration for your life and your creative ideas at every twist and turn.

Ask lots of questions about your life and your place in the world.

Open your heart as wide as it will go and embrace your vulnerability!