Best Affirmations for Vulnerability by Cheryl Marlene

Best Affirmations for Vulnerability

Drawing from my experience and my writing, here are four best affirmations for vulnerability. On Affirmations for Vulnerability Lean into uncertainty without expectation. Easy to say, but terrifying to do especially when past life events have pushed me to build protective barriers and adopt mechanisms of protection. Vulnerability feels like the exact opposite of the …

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Touched by Cheryl Marlene


I sit on the sofa’s edge, rigid, hands on knees, feeling lost to myself. He sits beside me, carefully reaching out his left hand and resting it gently on my shoulder. I flinch, the touch breaking my resolve to feel nothing. Though I do feel myself still braced, defending, holding back. Not allowing myself to …

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Vulnerable Absorption by Cheryl Marlene

Vulnerable Absorption

Perfectionism is often the opposite of vulnerability. Why do I say this? Let me be blunt: I have often been accused of being a perfectionist. Notice that this is an accusation, rather than a compliment, pointing towards the general feeling that perfectionism is not an attribute that one should strive for. Often portrayed as relentlessly …

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