I have already shown this TEDx talk to a number of people but I wanted another opportunity to share it. Please, if you have a spare 20 minutes watch this talk by Bene Brown on the subject of vulnerability.
My take out from this was being wholehearted. Bene says that to be wholehearted you need the following:
- courage to be imperfect
- compassion to be kind to yourself first and then others
- connection as a result of authenticity
- believe that what makes us vulnerable makes us beautiful
By being wholehearted we can truly experience love and joy which are both things I want in my life. I’ve made myself more vulnerable already with my move and I have to say I haven’t been happier in years. I think I am ready to show more vulnerability to others (and believe me that has never been my strong suit!).