Anyway, I'm working on a post that's been on my mind for a while, and I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. It's about authenticity and our willingness/ability to be our authentic selves here in blogland, a challenge, at the very least. I have many of you to thank for the inspiration, as I'm seeing firsthand through your example, that when you step out of your comfort zones and risk sharing, the caring, support, and encouragement you receive is overwhelmingly affirming. I find myself more willing to take the risk.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and/or experiences in the comment section here, or via email, whichever you prefer. Commentors' (those without blogs) and lurkers' thoughts are most welcome, too!
I am really looking forward to hearing from you. I have learned so much from you already :)
"Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don't mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it. The new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open."
--Stephen Russell, Barefoot Doctor's Guide to the Tao: A Spiritual Handbook for the Urban Warrior