I’ve been thinking about vulnerability and protection lately. It came up in a funny way.
Recently, I went for a rather long health treatment – an infusion of trace minerals. I intuitively brought a sarong to cover my legs. I was wearing shorts, so I didn’t need to cover my legs. But I knew I would feel better with a light coverlet. More protected, less vulnerable. I honored my inner voice.
This is a subtle example, not a dramatic one. But it keenly raised my awareness of feeling slightly vulnerable and needing to provide myself with a sense of protection.
There are probably countless times in any given week when we feel vulnerable like this. And chances are the circumstances are more emotionally loaded – from an unkind remark to an irate boss to full on harassment.
Do you know when you feel vulnerable or overwhelmed? When you feel you need a sense of protection?