Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. – Brene Brown
Above I offer you the definition of Courage as defined by Brene Brown. Brene is a bestselling author and has studied courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She offers her insights in many mediums. She was introduced to me eight years ago when I dove head first into the yoga lifestyle. I embraced her message then and continue to now.
I share with you my notes from Brene Brown’s TED Talk “The Power of Vulnerability”:
- Lean into the discomfort
- Shame is the fear of disconnection
- Excruciating vulnerability
- People that have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they are worthy
- Courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole-heart
- Have the Compassion to be kind to yourself first and then others
- Be willing to let go of who you think you should be to be who you are to connect to others
- Have the willingness to do something where there are no guarantees
- You know who you are when you call your friends and say I need to see a therapist
- Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear but is the birthplace of creativity and love
- We numb vulnerability and when we numb vulnerability we numb joy, we numb happiness
- We make everything that is uncertain CERTAIN
- Let ourselves be seen
- Love with our whole-hearts even though there is no guarantee
- Practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror
- I AM ENOUGH!
When telling your story and to truly own it you have to be willing to be “excruciatingly vulnerable”. Do not apologize for who you are and most importantly who you are not. Just be you, the very best version of you.
This is life as I live it – L.