I am fascinated by the book called Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. I can’t even begin to capture all that she writes about in this short blog. It obviously touches a deep place in me and my own growth over my long life span. About me personally and my relationship with loved ones. She tends to use the word “shame” a lot which makes me cringe a bit inside.
Do you pay attention to your response to words you don’t like? I do. But because Brown links her work to vulnerability and creativity, I have allowed my “cringing” to be patient. The more I read the more I learn from her.
For sure this book will guide my facilitation at the retreat. Combined with Dr Joe Dispenza’s book, we have powerful growth possibilities when we are ready to work with it.
Meanwhile, I searched for a quote from one of Brown’s books, that supports my deep feelings about courage and the heart. Here is one I like:
“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences — good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as “ordinary courage.”
― Brené Brown, I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
If you haven’t registered for the retreat yet, ( Self Care — Soul Care) time is passing quickly. Go to www.marieknapp.com and look for details about the retreat in the pull down menu under “Events”.
By the way, could you consider “liking” my FaceBook page. And if you haven’t done so already, go to my web site and enter your email address to receive the blogs I write directly into your email.
thanks so much.
Till next time,