“Vulnerability isn’t sharing everything and losing your boundary. It’s about being aware of fear.” Alexis Santos

“The vulnerability isn’t sharing everything and losing your boundary. It’s about being aware of fear and uncertainty, of feelings of unworthiness and doubt, without putting on a mask and pretending things are otherwise.”

Alexis Santos

Below are my notes from the podcast episode: Being Honest with Yourself is Hard. Here’s How to Do It. – Bonus Meditation with Alexis Santos of Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

The Courage to Be Aware

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✨ Key takeaways
1. Our ability to be aware and feel our emotions is a courageous act.
2. It can be difficult to share everything with others, but it is worth it to gain their trust.

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Our ability can sound like a squishy or wishy-washy term, but learning to trust in our ability to recognize and be aware of what is present takes courage. Being aware and feeling the emotion just as it is. Consider for a moment a situation where you feel your guard goes up, a situation at work, a social situation. Be aware of what happens in your body and mind as you remember this situation. The vulnerability is in sharing everything and losing your boundary.

The Courage to Trust in Our Ability

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✨ Key takeaways
1. Our ability to recognize and be aware of what is present takes courage.
2. Being aware and feeling the emotion just as it is is important.

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Our ability can sound like a squishy or wishy-washy term, but learning to trust in our ability to recognize and be aware of what is present takes courage. Being aware and feeling the emotion just as it is. Consider for a moment a situation where you feel your guard goes up, a situation at work, a social situation. Be aware of what happens in your body and mind as you remember this situation. The

Vulnerability isn’t sharing everything

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✨ Key takeaways
1. The vulnerability isn’t in sharing everything and losing your boundary.
2. It’s about being aware of fear and uncertainty, of feelings of unworthiness and doubt, without putting on a mask and pretending things are otherwise.

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The vulnerability isn’t sharing everything and losing your boundary. It’s about being aware of fear and uncertainty, of feelings of unworthiness and doubt, without putting on a mask and pretending things are otherwise.


“Vulnerability isn’t sharing everything and losing your boundary. It’s about being aware of fear.” Alexis Santos

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