What they [those who feel connections in life, and less shame] had in common was a sense of courage. and I want to separate courage and bravery for you for a minute courage the original definition…[it is] to tell the story of who you really are with your whole heart. And so these folks had, very simply, the courage to be imperfect. They had the compassion to be kind to themselves first and then to others, because as it turns out we can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly, and the last is that they had connection. And this was the hard part, as a result of authenticity they were willing to let go of who they thought they should be in order to be who they were… you have to absolutely do that for a connection. The other thing that they had in common was this: vulnerability. They fully embraced vulnerability. They believed that what made them vulnerable made them beautiful….. They talked about the willingness of saying I love you first. The willingness to do something when there are no guarantees… They thought this was fundamental.
Brene Brown, TED Talk
(I feel like this quote is easily related to the ‘really me movement’)
I want everyone to read and internalize this?