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Turtle/Armadillo/Ashley, 25. Feeling my way through all the beauty and weirdness of life. Here are things I like with a little bit of life sprinkled in between. You can read things I write over here.

"Instead of trying harder, try softer." —Eleanor Roosevelt

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What we know matters, but who we are matters more. Being rather than knowing requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable.


Vulnerability isn’t good or bad. It’s not what we call a dark emotion, nor is it always a light, positive experience. Vulnerability is the core of all emotions and feelings. To feel is to be vulnerable. To believe vulnerability is weakness is to believe that feeling is weakness. To foreclose on our emotional life out of a fear that the costs will be too high is to walk away from the very thing that gives purpose and meaning to living.


Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.

Song: “You Ain’t Alone” by Alabama Shakes

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(Source: toothpastelove, via vayleen)

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Toile de Liberte by ekorimama on Flickr.

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lovely places (by the girl who made it on her own)