Daring Greatly

This past weekend, I read a great book called Daring Greatly by research professor Brene Brown.  This book changed the way I look at vulnerability.  I always thought that being vulnerable was a weakness.  Who wants to be vulnerable?  It always made me so uncomfortable and I’ve struggled with vulnerability my whole life. 

After reading this book, I now look at vulnerability in a different way.  The author describes vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.  It’s also the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity.  It is the source of hope, empathy accountability, and authenticity.  She says that if we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.

Why am I writing about this here?  I realized that my entire Yoga-urt journey is actually the definition of vulnerability:  uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.  It’s clear after reading this book that we all have to be more vulnerable if we want to dare greatly.  Sharing Yoga-urt brings out my vulnerability, but it’s my way of daring greatly.  As I continue on this journey, I hope that I can continue to embrace being vulnerable because it’s where the magic happens.