I’m reading Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly at the moment – subtitled How the Courage to be Vulnerable transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead. The section I am reading is on shame and how that is one of the most primitive emotions and the only people who don’t experience shame are those who lack empathy and human connection.
B.I.G. is an acronym Brene uses – what boundaries need to be in place for you to keep my integrity to think the most generous things about you. How do you communicate that deep love so that people know that they are not alone, that you are feeling with them, me too brother and sister!!
So what have we said about dare to say yes you will, let’s go on a journey of daring greatly:
1. Are we at our greatest when we are in the heights of chaotic behaviour? Get in contact with your soul and the courage will deal with it.
2. JFK is quoting Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena speech here, with the great line ” at least fails while daring greatly “. If you fly at a high level it will include failure as well as success: Find the cost of Freedom.
3. Ass Kicking, it’s what you are taking on when you get in the arena, you own and other people’s.
4. Outside the world of chauvinistic leadership styles exists the above style – building each other up versus tearing others down: I’m Every Woman.
5.How disempowering is the statement what if, what if it doesn’t work out, they don’t like me, they do like me, these two simple words have the power to cripple you from being in action.
6. How often do you ask for what you need? Or do you listen to that little voice in your head as to why their answer will be no: Somebody that I used to Know.
7. The love human connection creates, the synergy of becoming real with each other is one of the great acts of daring greatly.
8. I was born in Warracknabeal, a small town in North Central Victoria. It is not the birthplace of what I am hungry for in my life, that’s my soul: Soul Sacrifice
9. And here is Theodore’s actual speech that JFK plagiarised.
10. I have shadow and light cards, the intro states that you must work on both. Hoping that life will be all light is crazy: Shadows and Light.
11. Daring greatly often is this simple or this life threatening, you choose.
12. Jessie Redmon Fauset (April 27, 1882 – April 30, 1961) was an American editor, poet, essayist, novelist, and educator. Before and after working on The Crisis, she worked for decades as a French teacher in public schools in Washington, DC and New York City. In her early career, she travelled to Paris in the summer and studied at La Sorbonne: Being Black.
13. Daring Greatly includes doing the simple things as well.
14. You must do the thing you think you cannot do, so elegant a solution: Warrior.
15. How many days a week do you show up. It’s our chance to let our true selves show up.
O.K. when you wake up in the morning each day, look in the mirror and say I will, then whatever you do that day is you daring greatly.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.
Brene Brown has touched a nerve for many people, acknowledging those parts of ourselves that are not usually applauded. In distinguishing the way that shame affects our lives, she provides us with the opportunity to have our lives be about more than imprints from the past.