Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Connection And Vulnerability

Shame is one of the major blocks to having a deep connection to other people. Some people seem to have a sense of worthiness, love and belonging. For others it is a challenge. People that experience "connection" more often have the courage to be imperfect and the compassion to be kind and self accepting.

Do you have the courage to be imperfect? Can you let go of who you "should be" in order to be who you are? Can you embrace vulnerability?

Brene Brown has a Master's degree in Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. In the video, she discusses the struggle for vulnerability and connection.

Brown says, "You cannot selectively numb emotion." She believes when you numb pain, you also numb joy, gratitude and happiness.

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