1716233957_0a0733299cWe are in a sentimental mood as Krista gets married this weekend!

Continuing with our theme on adults as learners + sentimental mood = discussion of courage.

Researcher Brene Brown explains courage and vulnerability in this video. She says that the original meaning of courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. Isn’t that nice? We need the courage to be imperfect in order for connection to happen. We have to fully embrace vulnerability because it is the birthplace of creativity, joy and love.

Dr. Brown says in order for connection to happen we have to:

1) Allow ourselves to be seen. Really seen.

2) Love with our whole hearts even when there is no guarantee.

3) Practice gratitude and joy because feeling vulnerable means we’re alive.

4) Tell ourselves that we are enough. Because when we do we stop screaming and start listening. We are kinder and gentler to ourselves and others.

Isn’t this appropriate advice both for us as we strive to put ourselves in a state of learning as well as to celebrate a marriage?

We started this blog in the hopes of having a conversation. The vast majority of you view our posts but don’t leave comments. We ask that you have the courage to be seen and join the conversation. 🙂

What act of courage in the context of “being truly seen” have you practiced recently?

We’ll get it started below.

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