Monday, November 12, 2012

Listening to shame


  • “Maybe stories are just data with a soul.”

  • “Vulnerability pushed, I pushed back. I lost the fight, but probably won my life back.”

  • “When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.”

  • “You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

  • “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”
  • “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. ”

  • “Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.”
  • “You cannot talk about race without talking about privilege. And when people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame.”

  • “When they teach [doctors] how to suture, they also teach them how to stitch their self-worth to being all-powerful.”

  • “That's what life is about: about daring greatly, about being in the arena.”

  • “If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence and judgment.”

  • “The two most powerful words when we're in struggle: me too.”