22 January 2011


the courage to be imperfect.
we can't treat other people with compassion if we don't treat ourselves kindly.
the wholehearted have and are:
willing to let go of who they thought they should be in order to be who they were.
the willingness to say i love you first, or do something where there are no guarantees... to invest in a relationship that may or may not work out. -fundamental.

vulnerability issue: it's kind of the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness. but it appears that it is also the birthplace of joy, creativity, of belonging, of love.

you are imperfect and you are wired for struggle... but you are worthy of love and belonging.

BrenĂ© Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. BrenĂ© spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartednes.

taken from her website: 

 I ran across this from another website and found it incredibily thought provoking. Any thoughts? I would love to hear what you think.



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