We are all afraid
we just have to get to the point
where we understand
it just doesn’t mean
we can’t be brave
An act of courage is an act of sharing your story.
You may feel shame before you do it
You are being vulnerable and unmasking yourself
Ego of self and others would have you believe you have no inherent worth
Beyond what you wear, look like, how you perform
Ego would have you believe you have to hustle to prove yourself.
We now live in a culture that lives on how many likes you get on Facebook
We are steeped fear and a collective post traumatic reaction following 9/11
There is a thin film of terror wrapped around us
We feel : I am not enough, I don’t have enough
The number one casualty of a scarcity culture is vulnerability
We shut down
Vulnerability is the birth place of all we hunger for
Joy creativity faith love
and there is none without risking failure.
Be open enough to take the risk to fail.
Be open enough to risk your heart
And if others trash it
And Live to love another day
Never let anyone decimate your inherent sense of worth
God doesn’t make mistakes
Note : the above content is composed of thoughts and dialogue between Oprah Winfrey and Brene Brown all except for the last few lines which are my own thoughts.