The willingness to make yourself emotionally vulnerable to pain and loss, to lean into joy, even when it feels foreboding, to practice gratitude when you fear how much you have to lose, it isn’t just the gateway to intimacy. It doesn’t just improve your relationships, allow you to savor your blessings, and optimize your mental health. It’s preventive medicine for your body, and it just might save your life.
Dr. Lissa Rankin, "How Vulnerability Can Save Your Life"
We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via psych-facts)