So I browsed through the topic and here's what I find...
Let me quote what Sharon Ellison wrote: (click on the link to read the entire article)
There is a power in honesty, and we lose it when we hide.Let me also quote how Rod Louden define vulnerability:
Showing our vulnerability is the segue to that power.
Our power to build trust is fueled by our ability to express ourselves openly even when trust is damaged.
1. A state of being that allows learning to take place: I learned from my emotional pain.
2. A gift that allows you to touch your soul and create meaningful human contact.
3. A mechanism that allows one to grow via self-examination and exploration.
I shall not write anything more about this topic, but I'd love to end this post with this quote:
It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~ J.K. Rowling (taken from Daily Celebration)