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YouTube – Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability.

Once in a while you come across something so profound it either changes who you are or reinforces a core belief.

This was one of the latter for me. I showed me clearly that my faith in Jesus Christ is well-placed. This woman has researched and studied vulnerability and it perfectly matches some of the truth claims of Christianity.

Simply amazing.

She also has a web site for those interested in learning more: http://www.brenebrown.com/

Authenticity, Shame, Empathy, Vulnerability, Courage, Compassion, Connection.

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Source: The Things I Cannot Change

“Let’s face it—fear is easier than courage. Fear offers no resistance. It’s a black hole, a bottomless well, it’s always right there and handily accessible in never-ending supplies. You don’t even have to look for it—it throws itself at you, a needy, uninvited interloper. It’s loud and rude, while courage sits quietly and politely, waiting for you to call it forth. I’ve noticed this seems to be the case with all positive character traits; they’re quiet, they whisper, they wait. The negative ones are ready to party 24/7. I don’t know why this is but it is. For me, the only way to hear the good things is intentionally turn the lesser things down or off, and that takes some discipline. Asking myself: “Is this a thing I can change, or not change?” is a helpful place to start. If it’s the latter, I try to let it go. Sometimes I think the whole work of living is figuring out the difference between those things, and then acting accordingly.” – Sara Zarr

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