The Power of Vulnerability

This Ted Talk has been around for a while, but I only just viewed it a few weeks ago.  It was recommended to me by the waitress at one of my local haunts.  Somehow she knew what I needed to hear at that moment in my life.

I went home and watched it a few times.  I cried and took notes and then taught it in my yoga classes all week.  I posted it to Facebook.  I listened to the podcast.  I took more notes.

Questions I asked myself afterwards:  Can I remain open-hearted in the midst of heart-ache?  Can I remain vulnerable and open to life with a willingness to feel everything even if it means getting hurt sometimes?  Can I "practice being uncomfortable," as Brene Brown advises in the podcast, so that uncomfortable eventually becomes comfortable and I can be at home wherever I am?  She says that, "Every type of courage is born of vulnerability."  Can I fully embrace vulnerability so that I can live more authentically, with my whole heart, and cultivate some courage along the way?  It seems like a big undertaking, but a necessary endeavor for growth.