Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability

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Selected excerpts from Brene Brown, in the best TED talk I’ve seen. (Yes, better than Sir Ken Robinson’s talk about creativity and education. IMHO.) She is both funny, and incredibly insightful. (Plus, her subject matter applies to every single human on the face of the earth.)

I was surrounded by people who believed, “Life’s messy: love it,” but I’m more, “Life’s messy: clean it up, organize it, and put it into a bento box.”

In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen — really seen.

“the courage to be imperfect” – “fully embrace vulnerability” – “the willingness to do something where there are no guarantees.”

…vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but… it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.

You cannot selectively numb emotions…. when we numb those [painful feelings], we [also] numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.

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Bento box photo via here.

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