100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 76 – The Wisdom of Embracing Your Vulnerability

Wisdom Day 76: The Wisdom of Embracing Your Vulnerability

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[This post, by Tonya M. Evans, appeared originally at ByTheSpirit.net. Reprinted with permission.]

“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.” – Brené Brown

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 8.5 million views. I blogged about her conversation with Oprah Winfrey on OWN TV a few posts ago.

Recently, I’ve poured over the pages of her book The Gifts of Imperfection, which I believe is an essential text for anyone — like me — recovering from the crippling dis-ease of perfectionism. Dr. Brown describes perfectionism as another very toxic form of fear and as a major obstacle to our ability to live with the type of authenticity only possible when we are vulnerable to the very things that perfectionists spend all of their time and attention avoiding … like the plague.

But what I’ve learned from my own spiritual journey, and what Dr. Brown explores and explains in her work, is that embracing the parts of our “life stories” we’re afraid and shamed of is the only way to experience love and belonging and joy in all of their spiritual glory.

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Tonya Marie

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100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 72 – The Wisdom of Self-Acceptance

Wisdom Day 72: The Wisdom of Self-Acceptance

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Self-acceptance feels so good, everyone should try it at least once in his or her lifetime. When you do this, you will experience a miracle.  The miracle is that your life will start to improve more than before.  Why is that?  For a start, when you accept yourself, you no longer reject yourself, judge yourself, belittle yourself, or negate yourself, for example. Moreover, self-acceptance activates the law of attraction.

[This post appears originally at my sister site bythespirit.net]

Three simple words, “I am worthy”. But so challenging for most of us to SPEAK and to acknowledge. Owning our self-worth, however, is the only way to tap into, AWAKEN and activate our spiritual power.

Without recognition that we were made in the image and likeness of the Divine — and are therefore worthy of all that God is — we cannot be a reflection of God’s Light and Love here on earth. We also cannot expect others to acknowledge in us what we cannot embrace.

The best (and only way) to teach others about your worth is to show by example in the way you treat yourself. People will see your worth when you walk and talk confidently and fearlessly in the light of your own personal spiritual power. Read more about how to AWAKEN to the wisdom of self-acceptance at bythespirit.net >>

Another great tool to build your “self-acceptance muscle” is Brené Brown’s short TED Talk video on Vulnerability:

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Tonya Marie

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