Going through this life is not that easy sometimes. We can change and learn but certain things will continue to happen, things that often hit us in our frailest side. That´s the reason why is important to be ready to accept our own fragility and act consequently.
Along the years I have realized (and internalized) that most of my inner work is aimed at healing early wounds, but till recently I have not acknowldeged that the soft tissue that I am creating by fixing those wounds is not strong enough to bear some kind of impacts.
It has taken me time to admit it. I used to think that I was fixing things in order to become invulnerable, but I have come to understand that I am just learning to deal with my own vulnerability (I am indeed, embracing it) and to improve my resilience, I am not chasing perfection.
I have had to reconcile with the truth of my story before reaching that kind of acceptance. I have had to stop trying to compensate my past, stop trying to be immune, unaffected by the act of living. In short, I have had to see myself as I really am: injured, strong, prone to struggle, brave but also sensitive to all the things that can drain my energy, to any form of abuse, still delicate, still liable to suffer danger.
After reaching this stage, I realized that I can love myself. Now I know that I have not to feel ashamed by that, I have not to feel guilty, I have not to feel a looser. I have fought against fear and anger and pain and the lack of connection and I have won. So I have to be confident and proud, but also (and this makes a whole difference) gentle and tender with the person I really am.
I am learning to remember what can increase my power and resistance and what can steal them; what can increase my joy and self-esteem and what can destroy them; what can make me feel more competent and what can make me feel inept, and by accepting this (even when it may sound paradoxical) I am honoring my vulnerable side instead of considering it a weakness, of considering myself broken.
This new approach (that is all about daring to be open, visible, real) is making me feel even healthier and it´s allowing me to transform myself in a way that I thought was not possible.
Of course, I am experiencing a sense of lose (I´ve been so attached to my ideas about strength and success, of being completely immaculate and undaunted!!), but also, I am setting free a great amount of blocking energy while permitting those preconceived ideas to fall down.
Maybe they were appealing long ago, but now I need to expose myself to the danger of being authentic. And it feels good.