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About the Author:
Casandra Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW is an examination educator at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Darker is likewise a meeting educator on the board at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
Inside this book:
I looked right at her and said, “I frickin’ hate vulnerability.” I figured she’s a therapist—I’m sure she’s had tougher cases. Plus, the sooner she knows what she’s dealing with, the faster we can get this whole therapy thing wrapped up. However, “I hate uncertainty. I hate not knowing. I can’t stand opening myself to getting hurt or being disappointed. It’s excruciating. Vulnerability is complicated. And it’s excruciating. Do you know what I mean?”
Diana nods. “Yes, I know vulnerability. I know it well. It’s an exquisite emotion.” Then she looks up and kind of smiles as if she’s picturing something really beautiful. I’m sure I look confused because I can’t imagine what she’s picturing. I’m suddenly concerned about her well-being and my own. “I said it was excruciating, not exquisite,” I point out.
“And let me say this for the record, if my research didn’t link being vulnerable with living a Wholehearted life, I wouldn’t be here. I hate how it makes me feel.” “What does it feel like?” “Like I’m coming out of my skin. Like I need to fix whatever’s happening and make it better.” “And if you can’t?” “Then I feel like punching someone in the face.” “And do you?” “No. Of course not.” “So what do you do?” “Clean the house. Eat peanut butter. Blame people. Make everything around me perfect. Control whatever I can—whatever’s not nailed down.” “When do you feel the most vulnerable?” “When I’m in fear.”
All I can do is be with them.” “I see.” “I feel it when I’m scared that things are too good. Or too scary. I’d like for it to be exquisite, but right now it’s just excruciating. Can people change that?” “Yes, I believe they can.” “Can you give me some homework or something? Should I review the data?” “No data and no homework. No assignments or gold stars in here. Less thinking. More feeling.” “Can I get to exquisite without having to feel vulnerable in the process?” “No.”
“Well, shit. That’s just awesome.” If you don’t know anything about me from my other books, my blog, or the TED videos that have gone viral online, let me catch you up. If, on the other hand, you’re already a little queasy from the mention of a therapist, skip this chapter entirely and go straight to the appendix about my research process.
I have spent my entire life trying to outrun and outsmart vulnerability. I’m a fifth-generation Texan with a family motto of “lock and load,” so I come by my aversion to uncertainty and emotional exposure honestly (and genetically). By middle school, which is the time when most of us begin to wrestle with vulnerability, I began to develop and hone my vulnerability-avoidance skills.
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- Book Name: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
- Author: Brené Brown
- Language: English
- Status: Available
- Number of Pages: 192 Pages
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