Weakness vs. Vulnerability (KD 21)

Expres­sing our fee­lings

I grew up belie­ving that what was expec­ted of me,
was to pro­ve how strong and vio­lent I could be.
But now John Wayne is no lon­ger my hero,
and I’m going to allow my hurt and fears to show.

I’ve been afraid to admit it, when I’ve been lone­ly or sad,
I thought fee­lings were weak­ness, and I thought weak­ness was bad.
But now John Wayne is no lon­ger my hero,
and I’m going to allow my gent­leness to show.

And I‘ve degra­ded women see­ing them only phy­si­cal­ly,
Holding up not­ches on my belt for all my bud­dies to see.
But now John Wayne is no lon­ger my hero,
and I’m going to allow my vul­nera­bi­li­ty to show.

– Marshall Rosenberg