Vulnerability Hangovers, Brené Brown & Finding Our Courage.

“Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.” ~ Brené Brown

When you learn to embrace the fact that you are fragile and a little sensitive, you can spot others like you from a mile away—the vulnerable ones who have been through the same pain as you have.

Although they won’t make straight eye contact with you, you see something in their eccentricities, their mannerisms, the way that they move.

You know that they probably won’t come to you, so you must approach them with caution. Slowly immersing yourself into their space to let them know that you know, that it is okay to release their shame.

Like you, I am on the other side of the pain. I’m not going to hurt you.

I’m going to show you everything you can be, and in the process, you’re going to make me remember everything that I am.

That instead of walking our paths alone, we can walk them together—as cheerleaders, as friends, as lovers, or as twin flames.

And whether it lasts a moment or a lifetime, we will remind each other who the f*ck we are.

And that is what I live for.

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“Our stories are not meant for everyone. Hearing them is a privilege, and we should always ask ourselves this before we share: ‘Who has earned the right to hear my story?’ If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us and hold space for our shame stories, and love us for our strengths and struggles, we are incredibly lucky. If we have a friend, or small group of friends, or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities, and power, and fills us with a sense of belonging, we are incredibly lucky.” ~ Brené Brown

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