Ted Talk Review: Brene Brown

By Dru Macasieb
January 11, 2017

https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

Brene Brown gives an awesome Ted Talk regarding the power of vulnerability. In her research on human connections (love).

She found that the difference between people who have a strong sense of worthiness and those that do not is simply the belief that they are worthy of it (deserving). She discuss how these type of people have certain traits:

  • the courage to be imperfect
  • the compassion to be kind to oneself first
  • and the ability to create connections as a result of authenticity (being truthful to who you really are).

She dubbed these people with a strong sense of worthiness as “Whole-Hearted.” These people fully embrace vulnerability, and believe that we makes them vulnerable made them beautiful.

Those who were felt unworthy, struggled with fear and shame. By making their vulnerabilities come to light, they become shameful, and that shame gives them a sense of unworthy of connection. So what happens, is that they begin to fear anything that makes them shameful, in a sense, they fear being imperfect.

“To let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts even though there’s no guarantee… to practice gratitude and joy, in those moments of terror… is to believe that we’re enough (worthy of being loved despite being imperfect). Because when we work from a place that says “I’m enough” then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and to ourselves.”

Do Not Fear the Unknown, Take Action to Shape the Future.

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Do not fear what has not happened yet. Worrying will not do anything it will just stress you out. It is normal to fear the unknown. Your fate is unknown, it is uncertain. But then again everyone’s fate is unknown.

This does not mean to be still as you wait for your fate. Instead, act on things that may affect your future. Create positive connections that demonstrate your honesty, courage, morality, responsibility, and selfless service. Actions will shape your fate.

Beautiful Are We

By Dru Macasieb

Beautiful are we
Woven by threads of diversity

United by hate
We stand as one
Beautiful as the Venus sun

An opportunity manifested
By uneducated minds
Resilience requested
As commonality binds

Us through the threat
of a symbol of hate
We come together
To agitate

A system so broken
It can’t be fixed
Reinvention
Should do the trick

We live in a land
Supposedly free
Nation so grand
Beautiful are we.

Heart Versus Mind

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My mind knows that there is no hope
But my heart still hangs on
For some reason, my heart thinks that love will bring us back together
My mind knows that it can’t because what we once were can’t be replicated.
My heart wants to fight.
While my mind imprisons the urges.