Wednesday, September 28, 2011

“To let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen, to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee, that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent that’s excruciatingly difficult, to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of kind 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 catastrophizing what might happen, to say “I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.” And the last, which I think is probably the most important, is to believe that we’re enough. Because when we work from a place, I believe, that says, “I’m enough,” Then, we stop screaming and start listening. We’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.”

Brene Brown

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