Martin Summerhayes (martinsummerhay) wrote,
Martin Summerhayes
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Brené Brown - definition of Love

I am doing a course hosted by Brene Brown on The Power of Vulnerability, from Udemy. It is an online video course which is great as a medium as you can choose to just listen as you do other activities or immerse yourself with sitting and watching Brené. One of the early sections is on Love and her definition of Love.

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”

― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

I'll follow up over the next couple of days as I complete the course on some of the highlights. In the mean time, please take a moment to reflect and see if you agree with her definition.
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