Psalm 118: 26-29
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord. The Lord is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you. O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Brene Brown entered my awareness with her TedTalk, The Power of Vulnerability in 2010. She is a research professor from the University of Houston and has spent the last two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Her research has led to five books and she’s begun two podcasts. From her research, she has come to some life-changing axioms that have attempted to embrace, a term she uses is wholehearted living. Here’s a quote from her book which dives deeply into this living and her offering us to transform as well, the book is: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.
Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, “no matter what gets done and much is left undone, I am enough.” It is going to bed at night thinking, “yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”
And through that belief, one is enough, one is worthy of love and belonging one’s whole outlook and life changes. I am humbled to continue to learn from Brene Brown’s work and joyfully pass it on to you.
Sit a few moments with this breath prayer, as you breath in, say to yourself, “God’s grace is complete.” And as you exhale, “I am enough.” Do this prayer for at least 30 seconds, as you allow that truth to truly seep into your soul and your heart