“That’s how it is: when you are vulnerable, you feel stronger, not weaker. And if you are stronger, you will feel vulnerable, for vulnerability is an opening, and a strong person is open to all: open to death, open to all kinds of winds, open to light and darkness, to the friend and to the foe.

A strong man is open, vulnerable, and a vulnerable man is strong. If vulnerability brings the idea of weakness, then it is not vulnerability. They look alike but they are not the same, for a weak person cannot be vulnerable- they cannot afford it.

{This is why it is a great luxury to be vulnerable.}

As your strength grows, so will your vulnerability; as your vulnerability grows so will your strength.

At the highest peak of strength one is like a child…delicate, like a rose that opens. Like the water, that is fluid.

You are not afraid because you are feeling delicate and vulnerable, you are afraid because you are feeling strong — when you feel strong, fear arises because you feel power, and you know not what you will do with such power. Because to live in power, is to live with risk, and this incites fear.

…Often, because they are afraid, people decide to live at the minimum so there is no risk, and therefore no power.

But your fear is not of vulnerability; your fear is of the strength, the power, that you feel arising.

The snake is uncoiling and you do not know what to do with such power.”

-Osho, Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast

…Do not fear it. This is your vast expansion.

There is great strength, and great power, in vulnerability. And when you step into that space, you are no longer vulnerable as you once were. This balance is the tricky paradox. This balance is what I am working on.

xo
-el

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