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How Showing Your Weakness Can Be Your Greatest Strength

July 2, 2012

Do you have the courage to allow others to deeply see you in all of your magnificent humanity and vulnerability?  According to social scientist Brene Brown, this courage is precisely the key to being fulfilled. Believing that you are worthy even though you are imperfect and being brave enough to show your authentically imperfect self to others by saying “I love you” first and by embarking on endeavors that have no guarantee – that is the key to really feeling alive.

I think that this lesson is incredibly important in the field of romantic love. Many  of us walk into new relationships with our armor on – ready to protect ourselves and looking for the slightest indication that the person may hurt us so that we can leave and escape the uncertainty of rejection or heartbreak.  It seems as if that may be  the wrong approach.  In other words….

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

Please see the life-changing Brene Brown talk.

One Comment
  1. Love Brene!

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