Monday Mantra 04

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Courageously Vulnerable.

"Sensitivity is a sign of life. Better hurt than hardened. I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult, those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer than they have to, those who recognize the courage at the heart of vulnerability. After all the malevolent warriors end each other, the open-hearted will inherit the earth."
~"Ascending with Both Feet On the Ground" by Jeff Brown

Elena Brower, one of my favorite yoga teachers, posted this excerpt on her Facebook this morning and it totally inspired me. I'm getting ready to go teach myself and I intend to pass this message along. It is so much harder to take the armor off than to keep it on. But, there is so much reward in opening up and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with people. I'm a highly sensitive and empathetic being, one of the reasons I believe I'm so called towards healing people, yet I still struggle with this concept. When I get upset I immediately retreat and shut myself off from the world.

This week it is my intention to be courageously vulnerable.
Inhale: Vulnerability.
Exhale: Courage.

Happy Monday beautiful!


  1. this really is beautiful and rings particularly true to my nature, which calls to withdrawal instead of being open. it truely does take courage to allow your vulnerabilities to show, but with that comes growth + strength. a fantastic reminder to begin the week!

  2. Hope you had a great Monday! I am late to the Monday Mantra game here this week but I will keep this in mind for the rest of the week. This is something I struggle a lot with as well.