Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Power of Vulnerability

A lot of people have asked how I maintained such a positive attitude through my cancer diagnosis & treatment. Brene Brown's talk on TED powerfully articulates a huge part of the "how" least to the capacity in which I found the courage to do so. ♥ Click HERE on this link to watch it.

To let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen. To love with our whole hearts even though there is no guarantee. To practice gratitude and joy on those moments of terror when we're wondering, "Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this, this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this? Just to be able to stop, and instead of catostrophizing what might happen, to say, "I'm just so grateful because to feel this vulnerable means I'm alive." And finally to believe that we're enough. Because when we work from a place that says, "I'm enough," then we stop screaming & start listening. We're kinder and gentler to the people around and we're kinder and gentler to ourselves.