Are you holding back because you feel vulnerable to revealing your true self?  Each one of us is dealing with something and I believe that is why we tend to hold back our honesty and instead put on a mask to hid our true identity. 
I feel confident that we are all trying to bring out our best side, our best strengths yet to be vulnerable means to be open to expose our inner depth and beauty.  We all struggle with our issues and shortcomings yet I think that part of our opportunity to explore more growth and possibilities is more readily available to us when we keep our heart open to receive.  It is difficult to reach our highest potential when we’re shut down.
I have found that feeling vulnerable and knowing that I want to be strong but at times I am weak is a truth that I bring into my reality frequently. We all have doubts, certain degrees of fears and even moments of anger yet when I experience those emotions I have grown to understand that that is the time for me to stay alert because I still have some work to do. I know that there are numerous layers to my emotional state that I still have to examine. I don’t want my emotions to rule my life.  I know I am on a journey and as I continually move forward, I will experience many different pieces to my personal puzzle.  My story, just like all of your stories, required me to take one step at a time being gentle with my self.  It is all a part of my process of growth.  The more I progress, the closer I get towards reaching my highest potential.
I have learned to pray and pray often for my clarity of vision and purpose. I choose to seek a life where I can enjoy a wonderful sense of inner peace.  I realize I need help, guidance and support and I am constantly seeking that for my life.  
When I am honest with myself and my God, I set myself free to walk in the light.  I now see my weaknesses and my struggles and I pray for the courage and strength to be bold so I can and will fulfill my destiny.  Living in a calm and wonderful state of inner peace is one of my goals.   
To be vulnerable is not a sin or something that is bad but rather something that should be acknowledged, valued and respected.  Maybe you need to take the pressure off yourself and be willing to face your shortcomings.  We are not perfect!  We all have something to work on and to improve and even something to face that just might be our wake up call.  Quite possibly our message is: “ begin to change your ways so you can make peace with yourself.”
Isn’t it time to stop pretending to be something that you are not and be honest with your self? Get real with your inner self, your soul so you, too, can enjoy a full life filled with inner peace and contentment.  Know your true identity!  Look in the mirror and be vulnerable with your authentic self.  Whether we are seekers of our truth consciously or unconsciously, we all seek to reach our highest potential.  Start today to get on the right path.  You will know the right path when you finally feel free as you are living with a real sense of inner peace.
Let go of shame and guilt!  We all have something to hid and keep in the shadows yet when we are vulnerable and give from our whole heart, we begin to realize that being vulnerable is something that is transformational.  

Author's Bio: 

Joan Marie is an accomplished Medical Intuitive, and Business Intuitive and is the founder and President of Joan Marie Companies. She is fast becoming the World’s leading authority on the teachings of Intuition and how to make your Intuition work for you in your life. She is famous for her uncanny details as a Medical Intuitive. People seek out her skill at being able to scan your body in search of clues for the disconnect as she sees the emotional link between the disease or situations happening in your over all health. Joan Marie has teamed up with Doctors from all over the world to consult with their patients to help resolve their medical problems. Many doctors refer their clients and encourage them to work with Joan Marie because they too realize that many medical problems are emotional based. She is also a medium and can communicate and deliver messages from loved ones from the other side. Joan Marie’s life mission is to not only awaken you to your true life’s purpose but to also assist you at the core of your soul with healing any emotional problems that are continually coming up in your daily life. Through her special talents and gifts Joan Marie can share with you the exact age when your problem began as she works with you to bring you specific tools to help you heal your soul and emotions.