When Softness Becomes the Bedrock of Strength

Murakami often hits the nail on the head with such simple yet profound insights.

This quote beautifully captures the essence of vulnerability and human connection.

What happens when people open their hearts?
They get better.

Imagine the courage it takes to stand in front of the world, heart in hand, unshielded and sincere. This act of openness isn't just for the individual—it's a collective salve. It's the unspoken permission to others to say, “I too am less than perfect, and that's okay.”

In this honesty, there's a chance for everyone to grow, to heal together.

We're often surrounded by the mantra that only the tough survive, that strength is the ultimate armor.

But pause for a moment and think.

What if our true strength is not in the hardness but in the softness of our being?

What if the most courageous thing we could do is to be vulnerable, to show our true colours and to submit to the moment?

And, how would our perspectives shift if we saw vulnerability as a brave act, not a failing?

#openhearts #healing