The Wisdom of Vulnerability

To be vulnerable is to be exposed.
To be exposed is to risk death.

When confronted with death, we cling to life.

This clinging, this attachment,
is the root of suffering.

This fear of death is the root of all fear.
The root of all fear is the fear of the unknown.

However, in exposing ourselves to the dark,
we expose the darkness to our light.
The unknown is made known.
In this awareness there is understanding.

This is the wisdom of vulnerability.

“So, then, whenever confronted with a ghost walk straight into it. And it will disappear.” — Alan Watts

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