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The Power of Vulnerability

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Week 16: The Power of Vulnerability 

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
― Brené Brown

The Power of Vulnerability 

Last week we talked about judgment; where it stems from, how it impacts our world, and how to stop judging others and ourselves. The thing about judgment is that it typically comes from places that harbor our own insecurities.  Think of it this way, if we completely accepted our own faults, and were not afraid of others realizing them, what would be the point in judging others? There would be none. One of main reasons we judge is to protect our own egos. But that’s not going to get us very far on the road of personal growth and transformation.

As a part of letting go of judgment, this week all you’re asked to do is watch a video and reflect on what it means to be vulnerable and how letting go of judgment can help you do that. Truly, the only way to let go of judgment is to allow yourself to be vulnerable. Next week we’ll discuss vulnerability more thoroughly.

Brene Brown Quotes

Brene Brown is a researcher that I highly admire. Her work stems around the connection between humans and vulnerability. The findings of her research have had a major impact on the world of social work, psychology, interpersonal relationships, and much more. If you have not yet heard of Brene Brown, please watch this Ted talk. If you have, it never hurts to watch it again.

I had the pleasure to hear her speak a few months back and it was very enlightening. Her work as changed my life in many ways. If you can be open to her message, I know if can for you as well. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE


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  1. What a good YouTube video it is! Awesome, I liked it, and I am sharing this YouTube record with all my colleagues The Power of Vulnerability | With an Open Heart .

    October 17, 2013

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