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Post by mtngrl123 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:37 pm





“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
― Brene Brown


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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:23 pm

Powerful stuff and dead on right...Thanks for posting this! beatingheart

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Post by mtngrl123 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:15 pm





DISCLAIMER: This is a powerful video, but I believe (imho) right on the mark.

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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:56 pm

It is right on the mark. We have to enter one another's worlds to see.

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Post by sophiabeldris on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:57 pm

Wow!!! Especially the last one! Wow!

Thank you for sharing!
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Post by jasmine on Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:07 pm

I really like Brene, but...I find vulnerability confusing. Who are we supposed to be vulnerable with? I've fallen "victim" to being vulnerable to numerous people and it was really a mistake. Me being vulnerable seems to attract a certain type of person. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? :/

Maybe I have to mature more to understand.
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Post by sophiabeldris on Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:27 pm

stormyxmina wrote:I really like Brene, but...I find vulnerability confusing. Who are we supposed to be vulnerable with? I've fallen "victim" to being vulnerable to numerous people and it was really a mistake. Me being vulnerable seems to attract a certain type of person. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? :/

Maybe I have to mature more to understand.

I think being vulnerable with eyes wide open helps. Also, being willing to say no when you have to and sticking to it. Sometimes that means keeping certain people out of your life, if necessary... even if they are biologically considered family. But that it does mean taking chances... and having a firm understanding of who you are and what you will and won't accept to influence your life... maybe those chances are calculated chances, but you are still willing to take them... and that's courage... and vulnerability... I think.
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Post by jasmine on Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:40 pm

feels like vulnerability is almost an art, or something?

I think being vulnerable with eyes wide open helps.
I like that.

definitely something that has to be practiced, worked at.
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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:43 pm

sophiabeldris wrote:
stormyxmina wrote:I really like Brene, but...I find vulnerability confusing. Who are we supposed to be vulnerable with? I've fallen "victim" to being vulnerable to numerous people and it was really a mistake. Me being vulnerable seems to attract a certain type of person. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? :/

Maybe I have to mature more to understand.

I think being vulnerable with eyes wide open helps. Also, being willing to say no when you have to and sticking to it. Sometimes that means keeping certain people out of your life, if necessary... even if they are biologically considered family. But that it does mean taking chances... and having a firm understanding of who you are and what you will and won't accept to influence your life... maybe those chances are calculated chances, but you are still willing to take them... and that's courage... and vulnerability... I think.

Well put!

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Post by Alethia on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:40 pm

sophiabeldris wrote:
stormyxmina wrote:I really like Brene, but...I find vulnerability confusing. Who are we supposed to be vulnerable with? I've fallen "victim" to being vulnerable to numerous people and it was really a mistake. Me being vulnerable seems to attract a certain type of person. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? :/

Maybe I have to mature more to understand.

I think being vulnerable with eyes wide open helps. Also, being willing to say no when you have to and sticking to it. Sometimes that means keeping certain people out of your life, if necessary... even if they are biologically considered family. But that it does mean taking chances... and having a firm understanding of who you are and what you will and won't accept to influence your life... maybe those chances are calculated chances, but you are still willing to take them... and that's courage... and vulnerability... I think.

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Post by Riana on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:48 pm

This is a wonderful thread, thanks for sharing Smile

And Sophia gave some lovely advice on vulnerability too!
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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:16 pm

Reviving this thread for the great stuff in it.

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Post by Zen on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:10 pm

I liked the video! I only saw the first one though will watch the other one now.
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