The Power of Vulnerability

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March 2017 by Brene Brown

We live in a vulnerable world.

Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day is not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement. Your willingness to own and engage with your vulnerability determines the depth of your courage and the clarity of your purpose; the level to which you protect yourselve from being vulnerable is a measure of your fear and disconnection.

Brown found that those who live a ‘whole hearted’ life have the courage to be imperfect, are compassionate to themselves first then to others, create and maintain connections as a result of authenticity – being themselves not pretending to be who they think they should be, and fully embrace vulnerability.

The willingness to do something without guarantees or to invest in a relationship that may or may not work out, to let your true self be seen, to practice gratitude and joy, to say ‘I am enough’; this is the way the ‘whole hearted’ live.