Every single day many people wake up and head out to face yet another battle in life! For example, a young sales person has to fight his/her fears of being rejected so they put on a heavy lining of shame armor in order to deal with the day. They know that they will have to be a bit vulnerable in order to make a sale. Along with the fear of rejection, they may feel that they will ultimately fail which is working from fear instead of confidence.
As time goes on that same salesman has had some time and experience under his belt, not as much armor is required anymore. But what about him or her being a husband and a father? Doesn't that require some openness or being a bit vulnerable in order to be intimate and understanding? Of course it does! So maybe we don't want to be seen as weak and vulnerable so instead we wear the armor of control in order to not have to be too intimate.
What about being a true friend, brother, or uncle to someone? We do have to be a bit compassionate, but if being compassionate makes you feel weak and vulnerable, you may wear the armor of avoidance. It requires a big heart sometimes to help people through some very tough times. And it definitely requires that you Especially show love and compassion.
Why do we struggle with being vulnerable? Why don't we want to be seen as weak and fragile? We simply don't want to face the shame associated with those titles because we don't want to be pitied! It's better to save face than to let anyone think that that they are afraid and weak. Or is it?
The faster you free yourself from worrying about what other people think about you, the freer you will feel in order to live in joy all your life!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"