I love TED Talks! I find them so interesting and so inspiring. One of talks I enjoyed recently was by Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston. The talk I listened to dealt with vulnerability–and our difficulties in accepting and embracing our vulnerability. She talks about the fact that we are the most in debt, addicted and medicated society, due in large part to our attempts to deny our vulnerability.
She points out that to be vulnerable is to be courageous. To be vulnerable, we have to accept our imperfections while at the same time understanding that even with those imperfections we are all worthy of love.
To be vulnerable we also have to be aware of and accept our emotions. In my hypnotherapy practice, I often work with clients to help them learn to embrace emotions. Because as Brene Brown points out when we try to deny or ignore our negative emotions, we also deny happiness, joy and love.