But what if I could learn to embrace my vulnerabilities and imperfections so that I could engage in this new life thrust upon me from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do I cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that I need to recognize that I am enough just the way I am? How to I convince myself that I am worthy and capable of love, belonging, and joy?
I don't know if you are familiar with TED Talks. If you have some time, you need to peruse the TED site. The speakers are amazing and from all walks of life. However, each has something unique and powerful to share.
I love this poignant, funny talk talk by Brene Brown. She studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
I enjoyed Brene's talk so much...it's lengthy, but powerful and worth your time. I hope you'll watch.