Showing up and being seen

I had planned to write a (hopefully) insightful post today, one that’s been swimming around in my head all week.

Then I sat down to finish Daring Greatly, a book I’ve been slowly working through as I start this Choosing Butterflies journey. And I read this:

Daring greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where scarcity and shame dominate and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of feeling hurt. But as I look back on my own life and what Daring Greatly has meant to me, I can honestly say that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that I’m standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the courage to show up and let myself be seen.”
Brene Brown

Holy crap, guys. Brene read my mind and my heart!

I’ve reread this about 14 times this morning. I want to have the courage to show up and let myself be seen. I don’t want to wonder what that feels like. I want to know – I want to live that.

When I told a friend I was going to read Daring Greatly, she said, “be prepared to have your life changed.”

I’m not sure the details quite yet, but I think that might be what’s happening here.

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3 Responses to Showing up and being seen

  1. fergbm says:

    I’m really enjoying reading your blog, Linds! It is great!

  2. Pingback: Redefining a beautiful picture | Choosing Butterflies

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