Can we learn what it means to welcome an unwanted situation, with its sense of groundlessness, as an awakening? Can we look to our experiences as a signal that there is something to be learned? Can we examine our fears and insecurities to deepen our wisdom, understanding, and self-love? Can we allow it to penetrate our hearts? Alan Watts says, "The desire for security and the fear of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to loose you breath. A society based on a quest for security is nothing but a breath retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet." Having the courage to be vulnerable means having the courage to struggle. Vulnerability is the core of risk, fear, and discomfort, but it appears that it is also the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging, and love. I challenge the viewer of these works to have the courage to be vulnerable, because to feel vulnerable is to feel alive.