Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Power of Vulnerability

I have no idea if this lady, Brene Brown, is a Christian and she certainly doesn't quote the Bible. Nonetheless, what she says, rings true for me.  "For connection to occur, we have to allow ourselves to be seen, really seen...  Vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love...  It's the starting place for being wholehearted."

My sense is that it has huge implications for how (and why) we "check in" (SASHET) with ourselves, with our friends and with the Lord. And, for how we do church. See what you think.



  1. without Christ as your confidence, Brene's social research is among the best you can do.

  2. We need to understand that God has created the universe, and us, and all that is in it. Brene does research and measuring. In the same way that science discovers the reality of the created universe, so social research discovers the reality of the created soul.

    Understanding her conclusions from the perspective of our relationship with God and each other gives understanding to why using religious dogma is so damaging to our relationship with God.

    In the same way that the elder women are enjoined in scripture to teach the younger women to love their husbands and their children, so we can learn the function and application of love in a very practical way from each other. And the basics will be in common to other religions... because, after all, God is true.

  3. Provoking point of view!

  4. I think this video was great! Thanks for sharing...