Being vulnerable means truly being you. So why are so many people accustomed to not showing emotions? Emotions are what make us real. Vulnerability is what allows us to have love and respect for who we are and what our live is. Being able to share what you feel and think deepens your connections and allows for strong relationships. Vulnerability is being able to accept failures and mistakes without judging yourself. Having the sense to be vulnerable is having the sense to have love for you. Self-love comes from accepting all emotions that you feel whether they are good or bad. It means feeling sad when something hurts you, feeling pain when you are angry, and embracing happiness when you feel love. All feelings should be felt fully. When we block ourselves feeling from vulnerable we allow hurt, anger, and sadness to build up. When we allow those emotions to build up, we allow walls to build around our true self and our heart. Although society and sometimes our family upbringing teach us to not show emotion or be vulnerable, that is not the way to living a happy or fulfilling life. Trust, love, creativity, and happiness come from vulnerability. Being vulnerable can be extremely uncomfortable at first, but after some time it can be very freeing. Being who you are can mean taking risks, and saying and doing things that others may not accept. By speaking your truths you are no longer blocking what you feel and bottling up your true being. Freedom comes from being vulnerable and stepping completely out of your comfort zone each and every single day. Eventfully, it will become second nature and speaking your truths can feel like a large rock has been lifted off of you. It can take time but if you allow yourself to slowly trust and speak small truths, then eventually you will have no problem speaking large truths. Being vulnerable can change your life because it will open you up to all the opportunities that love, creativity and trust can bring. And those kind of opportunities are the ones that make life worth living.