Vulnerability is not a weapon. It is not a shield, it is not anger, it is not forceful. Vulnerability is like water, like nature, like spirit. It allows for all things, including pain. If you live open, you will feel pain. And you will feel joy. And you will never know quite what you will feel from moment to moment. Vulnerability offers a lifetime of surprises. Whatever the moment shares with you, you will live it and feel it: the beat of your heart, the rain on your face, rejection from a friend, the smile and stare of the passerby, complete uncertainty, your soul alive and smiling within you.