Inner peace and strength and an open heart is a great combination. I find that being vulnerable, with a short story about myself, is usually the best way to connect and generate trust.
However, until very recently the peace and inner strength have alluded me. Thus, I was easily disappointed. However, I have learned to not have expectations…just give if I can help.
It is hard to do and maintain this approach…as I still have a lot of deep bruises and insecurities that I am struggling with. I guess this is pretty normal…I will keep at it, as this is whom I want to be.