The Power of Vulnerability

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669 The Return of the Prodigal Son (1642) drawing with pen and brush, 1642 Teylers Museum, Haarlem (This seemed like an appropriate image to put on here when talking about vulnerability.)

Perhaps you too have enjoyed feeling a little smarter after listening to a TED talk as of late.  I know I have.

A good friend of mine Tom, recommended that I check out social worker Brene Brown’s talk, “The Power of Vulnerability.”  She begins her presentation speaking about how she dove into trying to understand human connection, and what she found herself exploring was shame, and our fear that if we were really known, no one will love us.  It’s a wonderful talk negotiating the risk of vulnerability and the truth of loving others regardless of the pain it will cost you.   For me I found her talk also resonated with 2nd Corinthians 12:9 for me:   “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

The talk was so good I took notes! Can’t say I’ve done that before with one of these – Hope you get as much out of it as I know I did.

Click here to link to Brene Browns talk on vulnerability

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1 Response to The Power of Vulnerability

  1. Scott says:

    Hey Tim,

    Just caught this movie this evening. There was a screening at a local theater. Got me meet the director and the man the documentary followed. It was great. Thanks for the heads up!


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