So much of life is spent attempting to muffle our vulnerability and put on the mask of strength, happiness or efficiency. How often do we actually allow others to see our true feelings, our raw authenticity, fear and lack of solidity. My guess is rarely, if ever.
Well known researcher, author and storyteller, Dr Brené Brown, believes vulnerability is courage. She has spent the past thirteen years studying our ability to empathise, belong and love. In short, she is an expert on human connection. Her research has sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Vulnerability is the core of shame, fear and a struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it is also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, belonging, and love.
In this Ted Talk, watched by nearly 25 million people, she shares deep insight from her research.