The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown (Transcript)

But there’s another way, and I’ll leave you with this. This is what I have found: to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee — and that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent, that’s excruciatingly difficult — to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, “Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?” just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, “I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.” And the last, which I think is probably the most important, is to believe that we’re enough. Because when we work from a place, I believe, that says, “I’m enough,” then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.

That’s all I have. Thank you.

 

Resources for Further Reading:

Brené Brown on The Price of Invulnerability at TEDxKC (Full Transcript)

Brené Brown on Listening to Shame at TED Talk (Full Transcript)

Monica Lewinsky on Price of Shame at TED 2015 (Full Transcript)

Lessons from the Mental Hospital by Glennon Doyle Melton (Transcript)

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