The Power of Vulnerability TED Talk Thoughts

July 7 2009 Extravaganza - Prediction = TrueI listened to the Ted talk below which gave the final lesson: To let ourselves be seen.  Deeply seen. Vulnerability seen, to love with our whole hearts, to practice gratitude and joy, and to think I am enough. The description of the talk is this: Brené Brown’s extremely personal talk explores the uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability, and how those who dare to be vulnerable are generally happier and feel more deserving of love.

I believe the bible and being around other Christians has showed me these things.  I think ti is funny how science is validating it.  I can give examples of how I practice these things.

For example this blog.  Believe me it is not perfect (just like me).  There is spelling, grammar, and even thought errors.  But I get it out there.  It makes me vulnerable but I am seen and heard with this blog.  Even as a stay-at-home Mom in a small town.

I love everyone when I meet them. I give them my whole heart.  Believe me I get hurt and I hurt others but I keep moving forward with love.  Hearing stories about how others do not enjoy being around me make me want to hide from every person in the world.  But knowing how many great friendships I have and will have all make the small negative emotions worth it.

When things do go wrong, I pray.  I write down what I am happy for instead of what makes me sad.  I try to think happy thoughts.  I journal and write down positive things of the day.

And I think I AM ENOUGH.  Just being.  One of my favorite posts from the Maria Shriver blog states You ARE ENOUGH. Sometimes I only feel like I am enough when I reached a goal.  Becoming a doctor, having a child, or visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world.  But these great experiences do not make me who I am.  There person I am in who I am in every present moment.

Maria writes “We are all anxious to achieve in this world. We are often driven by the false belief that if we do something important, become something powerful, own something big and find someone special that we will finally feel special and big and powerful and important.  My friend’s point was that we have everything we need to feel those things right within us.  We don’t have to look for it in a job, in another person or in material possessions. Everything we need we already have within us.”

So be vulnerable and enjoy it! (Look I wrote it and a sentence and I don’t even care).


photo by: Pilottage