What are you trying to tell me, universe?

(Just two days ago I wrote about being vulnerable to explore my creative side. That was the first time I encountered vulnerability in a book on art. Since then I have read it in reference to writing a memoir, heard about it in a song and also heard about it in a radio program about how to make friends… all in the space of 48 hours. The universe is trying to point me in a direction, and this deserves being written about.)

Sometimes I wonder why I keep stumbling across

The same theme repeatedly, my path seems to cross

With a single word or phrase expressing an emotion or a need

In whatever information I consume, in what I hear, watch or read

The last few days I have come across the word “vulnerability”

The world is telling me to let myself vulnerable be

In order to be more creative, listen better and make friends

Is there something I’m missing that the universe intends

For me, a path forward of which I am unaware?

I have been conditioned to display stoicism everywhere

I have learnt so far that being perceived as tough

Helps one wade through waters rough

With greater ease climb the ladder of success

Displaying vulnerability is an impediment to progress…

But maybe it is time to discard the facade of invincibility

Acknowledge my deepest fears, embrace my vulnerability

So that with my soul at a deeper level I connect

Create something more meaningful , listen with respect

When in communication I display my vulnerable side

People open up more, they don’t feel the need to hide

Their own vulnerabilities, thus creating a better bond

This is how new, enduring relationships are formed..


Four times have I encountered it in the last two days

It’s time to view vulnerability in a new way

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

6 thoughts on “What are you trying to tell me, universe?

      1. I didn’t take it that way. I figured things that I thought were coincidental were actually there in the first place, but I hadn’t noticed. Kind of ironic that it should happen…but then maybe I wasn’t paying that close attention.

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      2. Oh I meant just that our attention *can* be manipulated by people/businesses who understand this phenomenon of attention and bias. The researchers were basically priming the study subjects to steer their attention, it seemed to me. 🙂

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