I need to go on the record for saying that I love Brene’ Brown. I love her books, her research and her heart. I’m so glad I found her because I’m positive that she’s my sister from another mister. (At least in my mind and heart)
She’s many things but most of all she’s a teacher, for she teaches us about ourselves. I know that hearing she’s a Shame and vulnerability researcher sounds scary and intimidating at the same time. But that’s only because we might not want to explore ourselves.
In that case, just click close right here and carry on with your day. However, if your ready to really start living, then keep on reading.
She described authenticity like this
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be, & embracing who we are
She goes on to say
Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, & gratitude into our lives
Authenticity is my favorite word. It’s about letting go of the idea in your head about who you are supposed to be, and dating greatly by becoming who you really are.
That’s life for you crazy and confusing and then amazing and fulfilling all at the same time. We have to undo so much of what is done to us that at times it seems nearly impossible.
I get it because I feel like I learn so much about myself and at the same time it feels as though I’m not changing a thing. That’s the part of change that’s hard. We don’t realize we’re changing until we look back.
In the midst of the chaos it seems as though everything is the same. But each time you try to share your words in a brave way, you are on the path for authenticity.
We can talk about courage and love and compassion until we sound like a greeting card store, but in less we’re willing to have an honest conversation about what gets in the way of putting these into practice in our daily lives, we will NEVER change. NEVER EVER
I never thought I would be a writer, or a personal development junkie. I never set out to find my voice or my authentic. But it turns out that this is the path that I am on.
This is the journey that’s laid ahead for me. I was brave enough to open the door, and start the work on my heart and I hope that you are brave enough to do that to.
For at the end of our lives will you say that lived a wholehearted life?
Read Brene’s Work💜