4 Ways Vulnerability Can Help Your Recovery

a person holds a flower to represent vulnerability and recovery

vulnerability and recovery“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness.” – Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social work

A lot of people have the misconception that being vulnerable makes you weak. For example, if you’re vulnerable, you or naïve and passive and let others take advantage of you. If you think of being vulnerable as being open emotionally and intellectually, however, then it can be a good thing for your recovery.

Here’s why:

  1. You’ll be open to others helping you.  Recovery is tough and trying to do it alone doesn’t make you strong. On the contrary, being vulnerable enough to ask for help is a real sign of strength.
  2. You’ll help yourself more. Vulnerability can allow you to acknowledge your own weaknesses and to start making real changes. It can also help prevent denial, which is a very common obstacle for those struggling with addiction.
  3. You’ll have better relationships. It’s nearly impossible to allow others into your life when you remain guarded or closed off. By opening yourself up to others, you’ll be able to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships in recovery and beyond.
  4. You’ll have more spirituality. Vulnerability can play a big role in spirituality. This is because in order to get the most out of many spiritual practices – meditation, for example – you’ll need to be willing to put your ego aside and open your mind and heart.

A Spiritual Awakening at Providence Treatment
A sense of spiritual emptiness is common for many people struggling with addiction. At Providence, we place a high priority on the training and the practice of mindfulness meditation, which can help you become more spiritual. To learn more, call today: (866) 247-3307

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