So, the two other TED Talks that I needed more time and words for.
First, I love the line: “Maybe stories are just data with a soul.”
Second, the notion that the original meaning of courage is “To tell the story of who you are with your whole heart” speaks deeply to me. That what’s going on in both of these talks. That’s what grabs me about Johanna’s writing. That’s the kind of life I aspire to live.
These two talks capture so much of my outlook on life. Neil’s emphasis on attitude, awareness, and authenticity bring into sharp focus to what I believe and how I try to live. Brene’s research into vulnerability reminds me of the dangers and rewards of trying to live that way.
So what I keep telling myself is this: Be your whole self. Do so mindfully, not uncritically. Be fully present in your own life, aware of the impact you have on others and open to the impact they can have on you. Tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.
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