the power of vulnerability.

Brene Brown discusses the power of vulnerability, an unexpected research topic that came from her studying human connections. She touches on shame, courage, compassion, connection, authenticity and vulnerability. It’s definitely reaffirming my decision to do shadow work. I hope you find value in it.

Someone highly recommended I watch this TED Talk on vulnerability after reading yesterday’s #notetoself:

you can’t continue to hide from your shadow if you want to bask in the sun.

there comes a time when we realize we aren’t completely honest with ourselves.
parts of our being are stuffed away, hidden from ourselves and others, because we fear judgment.
this hiding gets in the way of authentic and transparent living, which is the only way your spirit can be happy.

face yourself as you are, in whole.
release your judgments and transform what’s in the shadow into a useful reserve of power by accepting all of yourself.

be courageous.

The journey ahead won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. This, I know.

Visit to learn more about Brene’s work on the importance of vulnerability and authenticity.

March 11, 2011 | filed under #notetoself, inspiring, plain cool, watch this 


3 Responses to “the power of vulnerability.”

  1. Tiffany on March 16th, 2011 12:19 pm

    This really opened my eyes on some things. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Leandra on March 17th, 2011 2:27 am

    Very welcome! It definitely opened my eyes too. I’m looking forward to delving into her book one of these days.

  3. Carmen on March 26th, 2011 11:05 am

    That was an amazing video. She captivated me…and has inspired me to do some writings.

    Thanks for posting.

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