Wednesday, January 19, 2011

vulnerability






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Sensitivity implies being vulnerable. 
One is sensitive to one's reactions, to one's hurts, one's beleaguered existence: 
that is, one is sensitive about oneself and in this vulnerable state there is really self-interest 
and therefore the capability of being hurt, of becoming neurotic. 
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It is a form of resistance which is essentially concentrated on the self. 
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The strength of vulnerability is not self-centred. 
It is like the young spring leaf that can withstand strong winds and flourish. 
This vulnerability is incapable of being hurt, whatever the circumstances. 
Vulnerability is without centre as the self. 
It has an extraordinary strength, vitality and beauty.
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J. Krishnamurti
from Letters to the Schools Vol. 2
photo by albert koetsier
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