The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

Brene Brown is a ‘research story-teller’ ;). In this eye-opening honest video, she talks about the power of being vulnerable and open, rather than being closed off and being safe. We are here to connect to people, to each other. And yet we fear that very same connection because deep down we believe ‘we are not good enough, pretty enough, successful enough…’. We believe that we are simply not worthy of connection, not worthy of love or belonging. To be truly vulnerable, it requires the courage to say ‘This is who I am. See me. See me as I am, with all my perfections and imperfections.’ To be truly vulnerable requires the courage of loving and accepting yourself as you are, knowing in your heart that you are worthy of love and belonging, worthy of connection regardless of whatever stories and drama have played out in your life. It is not easy to be vulnerable, to show your true naked self to others, to let your true emotions show through your eyes, to let your imperfections be seen. Honestly it isn’t. But standing each and every day in your true power is real inner strength. That is when you build real connections. Here’s a fun exercise you can try at the gym. Walk in and say to yourself ‘Don’t see me. I don’t exist.’ Keep repeating this to yourself, feeling each and every word. Guess what? You will be invisible to people. Then turn the exercise around and say, ‘Look at me. I am here. I am sexy and I am here.’ Say this a few times, feeling each and every word. You will actually have people just look at you. They will just turn and look at you not knowing why they are doing it! 🙂 What if you could let down all the barriers that you have built up that make you feel so safe, invisible and restricted? What if you could truly be vulnerable and discover the true joy and freedom of being YOU? How does it get better than that? 🙂

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