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.