Why is Compassion Necessary?

Some time ago, I was impressed by Brené Brown at TEDxHouston. Brené’s 20 minute video introduced me to an idea that inspiring people are Whole Hearted !   These people have the courage to be imperfect, and be who they are. Brené pointed out that Whole Hearted  people seem to live with a sense of worthiness.  They also show a sense of love and belonging. For Whole Hearted people seem to have a willingness to overcome vulnerability in a society where criticism and self-criticism is rife.  In Brené’s research, she saw the vulnerability as having shame and fear at the core of people’s experience.  Thus, if we overcome vulnerability, we can have a willingness to say “I love you” first!

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