4 Of The Best Brené Brown Quotes On The Power Of Vulnerability.
Brené Brown’s ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ is one of the top ten most-viewed TED talks in the world. Her life’s work has been studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.
When we hear the word vulnerability, often we associate it with fear, shame or weakness.
We think if we allow ourselves to be truly, authentically, seen, that we will inevitably be hurt or taken advantage of; which results in us placing masks over our true selves, hiding our authenticity away and exhausting ourselves trying to fill the roles that we create in our lives to feel safe.
1) “Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous. Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change”. – Brené Brown Quotes
The tragedy of these kinds of limiting beliefs is that being truly vulnerable means being open to receive love, and also reveals our true essence as human beings. When we hide our vulnerability away we limit our experience of life, and love, existing only within the constraints of the masks we have created.
2) “Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness”. – Brené Brown Quotes.
Vulnerability is a direct path to self-love and self worth. When you allow your true self to be seen, you are telling yourself that you are worthy, beautiful and deserving of love. It takes courage and practice, but when you start to truly show up authentically in your life, you have the power to create honest connections with yourself and others.
3) “What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?” -Brené Brown Quotes.
If you are struggling to show your vulnerability in life then ask yourself this question- “What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am”?
We all struggle to be vulnerable; it is truly one of life’s greatest challenges. Even when you think you might have it figured out, something will likely come along and hurt you and again, and you’ll question whether or not it is really worth it to open your heart. But wouldn’t it be worse to have only half lived, spending your life in a cage of fear because you were too scared to show yourself?
4) “Regardless of who we are, how we were raised or what we believe, all of us fight hidden, silent battles against not being good enough, not having enough and not belonging enough. When we find the courage to share our experiences and the compassion to hear others tell their stories, we force shame out of hiding, and end the silence.” – Brené Brown Quotes.
We are all apprehensive to share our vulnerability, but if you can accept your imperfections and choose to share them, you become open and therefore able to receive all that life has to offer.
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