Finding Strength in Vulnerability – The Key to the Heart


Originally posted in 2013

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” ~Criss Jami

A discussion in a group sparked today’s post. One of the members posted a quote:

Believe that what makes you vulnerable also makes you beautiful.” ~ Brene Brown

The member in question felt this quote was not entirely true, and I can see where she is going with this. Continue reading

Let Grace Rise

alone waiting tree love girl

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
David Richo

From the pit of my stomach, to the tips of my toes… From the top of my head to the end of my fingers, the overwhelming feeling of emotional waves and turbulence moves through me at warp speed. Continue reading

Unbending by Kim Larocque

tree of lie

“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

The wind picks up, and you find yourself wiping sand from your eyes. Looking ahead, a dark gray sky forming around the sunshine that was.

Bending down, to shield,
You notice leaves flying at your feet like crumpled dark feathers, endlessly passing between your legs.

You smell it in the air, a brewing of sorts.
You want to turn away, yet the sight is drawing you in.
The darkness
The crisis
The truth of what is.

Walking the other way is not an option. So you walk and become part of the clouds. disappearing, becoming, allowing it to surround you.

Then you stand, anchor yourself like a 50-year-old oak tree with its roots well established and meshed to the soil.

You know you can ride it out. You know your branches are tenacious. They have the strength of 100 women. Nothing can break you anymore.

So you stay, you wait, and you ride out the storm.

Audaciously, fiercely, and wisely.


“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
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