“I’m in Here, Can Anybody See Me?”

Via on Oct 8, 2012

Vulnerability is Strength

There would be a lot more love and authenticity in the world if more people were brave enough to show their weakness and pain to another trusting soul.

Reach out, ask for help, connect, find community, and seek support because facing your pain, shame or self-hatred alone is a recipe for destruction.

Reach out, then revel in the wonderful people eager to help and support you if you ask…if you open up.

Thank you to Sia and Chelsea Roff (for the chapter she wrote in the new anthology, 21st Century Yoga) for the inspiring reminder to connect.

I’m in Here, by Sia

I’m in here, can anybody see me?

Can anybody help?

I’m in here, a prisoner of history

Can anybody help?

Can’t you hear my call? Are you coming to get me now?

I’ve been waiting for you to come rescue me

I need you to hold

All of the sadness I can not, living inside of me

I’m in here, I’m trying to tell you something

Can anybody help?

I’m in here, I’m calling out but you can’t hear

Can anybody help?

Can’t you hear my call?

Are you coming to get me now?

I’ve been waiting for you to come rescue me

I need you to hold All of the sadness I can not, living inside of me

I’m crying out, I’m breaking down I am fearing it all, stuck inside these walls

Tell me there is hope for me

Is anybody out there listening?

Can’t you hear my call?

Are you coming to get me now?

I’ve been waiting for you to come rescue me

I need you to hold

All of the sadness I can not, living inside of me

Can’t you hear my call?

Are you coming to get me now?

I’ve been waiting for you to come rescue me

I need you to hold

All of the sadness I can not, living inside of me

I’m in here, can anybody see me?

Can anybody help?

 

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Editor: Brianna Bemel

 

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About Amy Ippoliti

Amy is a yoga teacher, writer, and philanthropist. She is known for her innovative methods to bridge the gap between ancient yoga wisdom and modern day life. Amy is a pioneer for advanced yoga education serving both students as well as fellow yoga teachers. She co-founded 90Monkeys.com, an online professional development school that has enhanced the skills of yoga teachers and studios in 43 countries around the globe. She has graced the covers of Yoga Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Yoga International, Self, Origin Magazine, New York Magazine, Yogini Magazine (Japan), Allure (Korea), Elephant Journal, intent.com, and many more. Amy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute, Esalen and Kripalu. She is a regular presenter at the Yoga Journal Conferences, Omega Institute Conference, Wanderlust Festivals, and The Hanuman Festival. Since the age of 14 Amy has been a champion of all forms of eco-consciousness, animal conservation and more recent forays into marine conservation. Website: amyippoliti.com . Hang with Amy on Facebook: AmyIppolitiPage Talk to Amy on Twitter: @Amy-Ippoliti Pin with Amy on Pinterest and share your pics with her on Instagram.

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8 Responses to ““I’m in Here, Can Anybody See Me?””

  1. Joe Sparks says:

    Most of us are would show our vulnerability if we could get people to just listen long enough and not interfere,distract, sympathize, talk or tell us what to feel or think or stop us from feeling our feelings! Most of us do not feel safe even from people we love or who love us. We need to be in environments where people are relaxed, aware, attentive and concerned and not upset with our upsets. Everyone wants and needs to be listened to. Most people do not realize the suppression of showing ourselves is the basic reason why our entire population is so troubled, so unable to live up to our potentials. The shame and embarrassment conditioning takes over.

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  3. This is so true – I wrote an article on exactly this I'd like to share: http://openhere.ning.com/profiles/blogs/vulnerabi

  4. riverwhy says:

    what's amazing to me is how often i have been pushed away or betrayed(again) when I exposed my vulnerability. So many people are so uncomfortable with what they judge as a weakness that they seem to want to attack or wihtdraw. So very painful and has led to me not trusting very many people. It takes a lot of courage to expose your soft side and also a lot of courage to respond with compassion to another persons vulnerability. this is my experience – looking at this closely – it is puzzling to me why this happens.

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