As mentioned in the first article of the series: Commitment and Sustainability can only be attained by allowing yourself to be vulnerable, trust in the process, and letting go of controlled outcomes. To a certain extent, living an intuitive lifestyle can reduce worry, fear, and anxiety because it takes the guesswork out of the equation and allows you to truly live in the moment.
I purposely waited until after the Thanksgiving holiday to write about part two of this series, Vulnerability and Intuition. For many, holidays are a time of over-abundant obligations, parties, and endless family gatherings. All of this mayhem can lead to becoming intuitively vulnerable, emotionally over-exposed, and spiritually naked with the possibility of being wounded.
How can we use the power of personal intuition and its vulnerabilities?
In business, to be vulnerable has historically been a negative trait and misinterpreted as a weakness. Decision-making without intuition, perception, and openness to change, produces ruthless ego-driven ideas and success at any cost. That is, logical, linear focus loses sight of the individual and their talents.
I describe myself as “a hot mess with a pure heart” and consider being in a state of intuitive vulnerability as one of the greatest assets to my own accomplishments.
As an example, during an important video shoot I discovered my shirt was on backward. Instead of fretting over the silly detail, I simply laughed it off and went on with the show. I have come to understand living in a state of being vulnerable creates a sense of self-awareness rather than self-absorption and the focus is the total picture without becoming harsh and callous.
When you’re willing to worry less about what other people think and focus on the end result of setting clear intentions, the words that follow will amaze both the receiver and yourself.
Remember, perfection is a polished version on the outside of the messy, vulnerable love we have on the inside.
Maybe, just once, everyone should wear their shirt backward in a solidarity stance of intuitive vulnerability.