“When we numb pain, emotion, vulnerability then we end up numbing joy and happiness too…and then we are miserable and looking for purpose and meaning and the cycle begins again.” – My version of what the brilliant Dr. Brene Brown said in this video.
After watching this video I feel like I’ve just answered so many questions in life. I’ve unknowingly struggled with vulnerability this whole time. When I dig deeper I realize that I don’t want people know know that I’m not the best cook, that my house does not look like Martha Stewarts, I don’t want others to see the pain that their comments make, I don’t want to feel the way I do.
Yet, deep down I really do want to live an authentic life, I want to be open I want to love wholeheartedly, I want to be passionate, I want to have an opinion – And I want the courage to go after all those things and to know that it’s ok to feel my feelings but also to learn how to stop numbing everything. Because I was not sent here to be numb, I was sent here to be a light in the darkness, I was sent to shine!
– Jess 🙂