Monday, December 19, 2011

Whole hearted surrender

So here's the thing. According to "researching storyteller" Brene Brown (Visit her webpage at: - vulnerability is an important key to living our lives in the place of wholeheartedness.

This evening I took twenty minutes to watch her TED presentation. One: she is so engaging that the talk seemed to fly by. Two: The more I listened, the more my heart pounded a little harder - like the words were making something deep inside me sit up and take notice. Three: the topics of vulnerability and worth are very connected, but often very hard to dig deep and wrestle with. Four: I think I have some wrestling ahead of me. Five: The struggle for perfection, is a trap that I sometimes get caught in.

Here is Brene's TED talk. Make a cup of tea or coffee and really sit down and listen. I think you're heart may sit up and heed her challenge too!

This graphic is a part of her program to challenge folks to live wholeheartedly. I love the way it's presented as well as the connection to expressing wholeheartedness through visual art. Most interesting is that I have a print of this Kelly Ray Roberts painting hanging above my computer desk. Apparently - wholeheartedness has already been working on and in me. :)

"No matter what gets done and how much is left undone; I am enough." Brene Brown

In this very busy week leading up to Christmas - this TED talk and encouragement to live in wholeheartedness instead of perfection seeking - is a gift I needed to receive.

Thanks for the gift Brene!


deb said...

have you read the book? I can lend you my copy - being vulnerable, what a concept!

Tara Lamont said...

No I have not read it - I'd love to though. :) Thanks Deb