Vulnerability

“Connection is why we’re here. It’s what makes life meaningful.”

Brene Brown’s research exposed shame as what unravels connection, and a six-year project brought her to a life-shattering fact – defeating shame through a strong sense of love and belonging requires the courage to be imperfect, authentic connection, a full embrace of vulnerability, and letting go of control. But Brene liked control, so her discovery led to a significant breakdown.

You’ll enjoy her entertaining and personal story, and her findings will teach you how to live whole heartedly!

Come back and watch it from time to time to keep yourself moving forward!

Here are some good quotes about vulnerability:

“In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you’re strong enough to care.”  – Victoria Pratt

“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.” – M. Scott Peck

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” – C.S. Lewis

“Love is not love until love’s vulnerable.” – Theodore Roethke

“Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers

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