Brene Brown Quotes

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Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change. -Brene Brown
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. -Brene Brown
If you own this story you get to write the ending. -Brene Brown
Cruelty is easy, cheap and rampant. -Brene Brown
What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. -Brene Brown
Fear of the Dark I've always been prone to worry and anxiety, but after I became a mother, negotiating joy, gratitude, and scarcity felt like a full-time job. For years, my fear of something terrible happening to my children actually prevented me from fully embracing joy and gratitude. Every time I came too close to softening into sheer joyfulness about my children and how much I love them, I'd picture something terrible happening; I'd picture losing everything in a flash. At first I thought I was crazy. Was I the only person in the world who did this? As my therapist and I started working on it, I realized that 'my too good to be true' was totally related to fear, scarcity, and vulnerability. Knowing that those are pretty universal emotions, I gathered up the courage to talk about my experiences with a group of five hundred parents who had come to one of my parenting lectures. I gave an example of standing over my daughter watching her sleep, feeling totally engulfed in gratitude, then being ripped out of that joy and gratitude by images of something bad happening to her. You could have heard a pin drop. I thought, Oh, God. I'm crazy and now they're all sitting there like, 'She's a nut. How do we get out of here?' Then all of the sudden I heard the sound of a woman toward the back starting to cry. Not sniffle cry, but sob cry. That sound was followed by someone from the front shouting out, 'Oh my God! Why do we do that? What does it mean?' The auditorium erupted in some kind of crazy parent revival. As I had suspected, I was not alone.

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It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous. -Brene Brown
Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it's understanding the necessity of both; it's engaging. It's being all in. -Brene Brown
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. -Brene Brown
You'll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time. -Brene Brown
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness. -Brene Brown
The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. -Brene Brown
I always felt that someone, a long time ago, organized the affairs of the world into areas that made sense-catagories of stuff that is perfectible, things that fit neatly in perfect bundles. The world of business, for example, is this way-line items, spreadsheets, things that add up, that can be perfected. The legal system-not always perfect, but nonetheless a mind-numbing effort to actually write down all kinds of laws and instructions that cover all aspects of being human, a kind of umbrella code of conduct we should all follow. Perfection is crucial in building an aircraft, a bridge, or a high-speed train. The code and mathematics residing just below the surface of the Internet is also this way. Things are either perfectly right or they will not work. So much of the world we work and live in is based upon being correct, being perfect. But after this someone got through organizing everything just perfectly, he (or probably a she) was left with a bunch of stuff that didn't fit anywhere-things in a shoe box that had to go somewhere. So in desperation this person threw up her arms and said, 'OK! Fine. All the rest of this stuff that isn't perfectible, that doesn't seem to fit anywhere else, will just have to be piled into this last, rather large, tattered box that we can sort of push behind the couch. Maybe later we can come back and figure where it all is supposed to fit in. Let's label the box ART.' The problem was thankfully never fixed, and in time the box overflowed as more and more art piled up. I think the dilemma exists because art, among all the other tidy categories, most closely resembles what it is like to be human. To be alive. It is our nature to be imperfect. The have uncategorized feelings and emotions. To make or do things that don't sometimes necessarily make sense. Art is all just perfectly imperfect. Once the word ART enters the description of what you're up to , it is almost getting a hall pass from perfection. It thankfully releases us from any expectation of perfection. In relation to my own work not being perfect, I just always point to the tattered box behind the couch and mention the word ART, and people seem to understand and let you off the hook about being perfect a go back to their business.

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I've found what makes children happy doesn't always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults. -Brene Brown
Compassion is not a virtue - it is a commitment. It's not something we have or don't have - it's something we choose to practice. -Brene Brown
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. -Brene Brown
Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. -Brene Brown
Numb the dark and you numb the light. -Brene Brown
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive. -Brene Brown
What we know matters but who we are matters more. -Brene Brown
Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting. -Brene Brown
When you shut down vulnerability, you shut down opportunity -Brene Brown
Everyone wants to know why customer service has gone to hell in a handbasket. I want to know why customer behavior has gone to hell in a handbasket. -Brene Brown
Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. -Brene Brown
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