A Super Soul Sunday conversation with Brene Brown about her book, The Gift of Introspection, brought up these thoughts:
Since 9/11/2001, America has been in PTSD. After a few years of being afraid of terrorists from without, we have now internalized our fears.
4 Steps to Cultivate Daring through Vulnerability:
Cultivate Authentic presence everyday
- Let go of what people think and be open to being you each day.
- Let go of perfection. People work toward perfection not for excellence but to avoid shame, blame, and judgment.
Cultivate a sense of gratitude and joy
- Let go of scarcity and fear of the dark. Gratitude and joy is your way home. When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes forbidden. Protect your joy by practicing gratitude.
Cultivate a spirit of intuition and faith
- Let go of the need for certainty.