Brené Brown’s Powerful Quotes on Accepting Yourself Whole-Heartedly

Brené Brown’s powerful take on accepting yourself whole-heartedly

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Empathy. Vulnerability. Shame. Courage. What do these four words have in common? These four words are some of the most important and intense feelings, that every human being experiences at some point in their lives. However, if you are someone who has always been intrigued about such emotions and have struggled with accepting yourself, then you should definitely read up on researcher Brené Brown’s powerful quotes, when it comes to human feelings.

She is not only a research professor at the University of Houston; she is also the author of a whopping FIVE #1 New York Times bestsellers!

Listed below are some of the most powerful things she has ever said, when it comes to human emotions and accepting yourself whole-heartedly:

  1. “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: eating disorders, anxiety, depression, blame, rage, addiction, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”

2. “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

3. “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”

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4. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of change, creativity and emotion.”

5. “Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.”

6. “To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.”

7. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”

8. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.”

9. “Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect.”

10. “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

11. “Talk about your failures without apologizing.”

12. “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make everyday.”

13. “To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes.”

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Maisie Allen
Life is not easy, and no one knows that better than me. I pride myself on being a strong and resilient person. My family and friends mean everything to me, and I can do anything for them.
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