The Power of Vulnerability

The Power Of Vulnerability


Being vulnerable involves risk, exposure, uncertainty and courage.

I found Brene Brown extremely persuasive and fun and stumbled on this popular Ted talk.

Brene Brown is a researcher and professor who has studied Shame and Vulnerability in her decade long research and comes out with an insight that the reason for disconnection is shame and what underpinned shame was excruciating vulnerability.

It is her conclusion that vulnerability is the principles of shame and fear but also of joy and belonging, creativity and love.

In her research she arrived at two sets of people : people who have a strong sense of love and belonging and also those who struggle for it.

She says people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believes they are worthy of love and belonging.

She shared her findings that the whole hearted people have following traits :

They have courage to be imperfect, have a strong sense of compassion to them self  and others, they also have a connection based on authenticity and embraced vulnerability.

They believed being vulnerable made them beautiful…

They are willing to invest in a relationship that may or may not work out. They thought this was fundamental.

Dr. Brown further says she decided to research why we are not able to make choices like wholehearted people and why do we struggle with vulnerability?

Guess we live in a deeply vulnerable world..

Finally she says there is a another way to Live:

-Letting our true selves be seen by others; while it may not be comfortable its necessary
-Being wholehearted through courage, compassion, and connection
-Practicing gratitude and joy
-Believing that we are enough; being kinder and gentler to ourselves and others

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