Brene Brown on the Power of Vulnerability

I’m sharing this brilliant video of Brené Bown with you because when I saw it, I knew I had to let  more people know about it. It doesn’t address the art or interpretation of astrology. It addresses fear, shame, vulnerability, compassion, courage, connection, and worthiness ~ just some of the reasons we sit down to learn astrology in the first place.

From the bio on her blog,

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Brené spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness.

Invest the time to watch this video, which is about 20 minutes. You won’t regret it.

7 thoughts on “Brene Brown on the Power of Vulnerability

  1. Love this video. We all search for love, joy, meaning and purpose. But we all avoid being vulnerable! We try so hard to be PERFECT. Not the way. Great message. She’s delightful. Thank you.

  2. I love Brene Brown! I friend sent it in early january and I sat again with my husband to watch it together. Beautiful, beautiful….

  3. Thanks so much for posting this video, which pretty much sums up my feelings about life.

    If you think about it, our whole society is predicated on the idea of having to prove our worthiness; being vulnerable is equated with being less than. If one isn’t strong enough, or rich enough to afford certain basic necessities (take health care for example) then we feel justified in denying those so-called “privileges”. This is just one example I find particularly troubling; the whole idea that we must somehow measure up in order to count, is something most of us will encounter at some point in our lives.

    It’s even become a popular notion that if we suffer, it must be because we’re not as spiritually evolved as we could/should be – as if there’s some magic formula that helps us to avoid life’s messiness. When this is the message we’re constantly bombarded with, is it any wonder so many of us have such a hard time feeling authentically connected and valuable.

    Thanks again. I love this reminder about what it is that makes us human.

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