Watching Brene’ Brown’s DVD on THE HUSTLE for WORTHINESS…Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging, and Being Enough (for my class…but really for my heart).
Theme #1: Owning the story of my heart.
Everyone has a story and everyone has a heart. The heart is the inner place that has never let me down, yet somehow I still choose to have it sit quietly in the corner rather than allow it to lead. I like the idea of BRAVERY...in owning and loving myself while stepping into my own story.
Theme #2: The practice of studying others’ work, keeps me from being intimate and knowing my own heart, and my own work.
The book shelf really hit home. I have known for a long time that I have used my intellect and knowledge and pursuit of personal growth to keep my heart supposedly safe…yet with the appearance of being “deep.” I get lots of good things from all the authors I read, from all the coaches I learn from, from those who have gone before me.
AND this practice of constantly studying others work…keeps me fr
om KNOWING my own work, my own heart. I now know why folks go on sabbatical…to get away from all the easy noise so that we listen to our unmasked whole heart. I’ve been avoiding my own sabbatical (which includes exiting from facebook and my computer-HOW will I ever function)?
The thought of putting down all the “prompts” that get me to think & feel…is HEAVY and full of POSSIBILITY at the same time.
This final image….when Brene’ told the story of a man coming up to her at a book signing…and asking what she knew about men and shame…. I sat at the table and sobbed. Of all the things it touched me the most. It touched me for the men out there…and for the masculine within me.
….I said I didn’t have the words…if I ever get them, I will let you know.