"This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." ~~ http://open-site.org/Science/Physics/Modern )">Albert Einstein, 1954
Sort of speaks to the dilemma of our time, doesn’t it? We want things to be a certain way, but then when they don’t happen like we want, we rather narrowly try to control or bend reality to our desires.
When that doesn’t work, we often tend to get discouraged. If we believe that we can’t change something or that we are a victim of our circumstances, we tend to avoid even thinking about it, and the masking continues. If we could just allow all the energies and let them flow, we might find ourselves plugged into life, liberated.
Let’s face it, Love is uncertainty. Being vulnerable to a lover or spouse implies a lack of control. Yet.. “We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone, but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” ― Frank Crane
9. “Vulnerability is really 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