Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen
Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
“The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,” Brené explains. “This is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books - it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past twelve years. I'm very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.”
Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted Living
Over the past twelve years, Dr. Brené Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability. “The research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love,” explains Dr. Brown. When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self-defense -and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability.
“In my research,” Dr. Brown says, “the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.” Being wholehearted is a practice—one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor. Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotions—so we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in.
©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Brené Brown
Brené Brown's message resonates with me on a-level I didn't realize existed. To learn that love, joy and most things positive cannot exist without embracing vulnerability, opened my eyes to what needed to change in my life. I am eternally grateful! Plus, she is a delight to listen to.
Needed this right now in my life. Enjoyed it immensely. Hitting the 'rewind and replay' button!! A good audible download!
She tells stories and shares experiences that illustrate the coming together of her research and experience. These help you get in tune with the areas that resonate with things she shares and helps you internalize and deepen your practice at becoming more vulnerable, wholehearted and connected. Great listen!
Shared personal relatable stories and fears. Very intelligent comments on how to live happiest!
Will listen to it again and again for reminders.
Spoiler Alert: I'm a fan who is actively engaged in this work. When I'm experiencing a hole in my wholeheareted-ness, I queue this up and listen, laugh and learn. There's few things better than spending a few moments with Brene' to help me feel regenerated!
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