When we share our real feelings with other people it can be terrifying to be so vulnerable. But it’s usually viewed by others as courageous rather than weak…
If we are being brave and sharing our feelings, though, the next feelings to follow are sometimes worry, shame and regret for being so open to others. Here Brene Brown talks about how to talk about and cope with the feelings the wash over us AFTER the bravery and the honesty.
Putting ourselves out there, taking emotional risks, and allowing others to see who we really are is the way we connect with each other. In this TedTalk, Brene Brown outlines how she found this out through methodological means. It’s a really touching explanation about how and why we connect with each other. Despite, and because of, our imperfections. She calls it living in a “whole-hearted” way.
Can you think of one new way to be courageous and “whole-hearted” today?