I'm thinking about so many of you who are on the "journey" with me and thought you might enjoy some of her pearls.
Today what touched me was her description of what it means to live wholeheartedly. So many of us live with the pressure of "shoulds", "have to's". We have become "human doings" instead of "human beings" to find worthiness instead of living from that place of "I am worthy", and I am enough. So what does that mean? How do we live from a place of "I am enough and I am worthy?"
Brene Brown so eloquently framed that by saying that worthiness comes from cultivating compassion, courage and connection. It comes from choosing to believe that "no matter what gets done, no matter how much is left undone, I am enough. It's going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.
So many of us are wired to think that we need to perform and gain others approval in order to be loved. That has been our experience. We live in a shame/blame society. The good news is that's not true. What is true is that we are all imperfect, whew.... that is such a relief. That means that in order to walk this out, to live from a place of "wholeheartedness" we must be willing to risk, to be vulnerable, to walk every day authentically, with courage to be who we really are. As we practice, practice, practice (courage), we find that along the way we are cultivating connection and out of that grows compassion.
I LOVE IT! How freeing is that. So today give yourself permission to be imperfect, you are enough, your are loveable, and worthy of connection. So for today I hope you take the risk to be real with someone who is safe, (who won't try to fix you, blame/shame you, or patronize you) to practice vulnerability and experience connection which is what we are all wired for, I will, hope you do too.
Be blessed, Cheryl