One great way to lean into your Aliveness is by increasing your vulnerability.
When you practice being vulnerable and visible, you discover ways that you have been hiding. You see the habits and excuses that you have been making in order to protect yourself.
To get started, ask these questions:
What am I hiding from myself?
Am I lying to myself?
Am I trying to protect myself?
Am I lying to myself in order to protect myself from … My Self?
Why on earth would I want to do that?
Shame is sometimes the reason that people want to hide. They don’t want to admit something to themselves. When you are practicing self intimacy you are allowing yourself to be vulnerable with yourself. You show up as who you really are, warts and all.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable is giving yourself permission to drop all of the barricades in the fortress of protection that you have built. You are inside those walls that you have built; there is no point in trying to hide.
is when you give yourself the permission to just be yourself, with all your faults and talents, be yourself to you, so that you can hear what makes you feel alive.
You will begin to see the things you have been doing and being that are not yours.
These things truly don’t feed your aliveness because they aren’t yours. They are things you’ve been programmed to do. They are the should’s and the have to’s. When you become self vulnerable you are giving yourself freedom to live your way, to create a life that is your own.
This post is infused with the energy of Seducing Aliveness,
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