30-Day Blog Love Affair:: Day #7!
I’m reading two books right now that are totally rocking my world, and I’d love to share a snippet from each book. Both these passages stopped me in my tracks while I declared something like, “ooooh yeeaaaah…that’s good” to the quiet space around me. Hope they have a similar effect on you
From Trebbe Johnson’s, The World is a Waiting Lover: “By choosing safe, predictable stasis and flinching from the call of the seductive mystery, we dry out the rich and fertile potential that life requires to pollinate us.”
And from Brene Brown’s, Daring Greatly: “In addition to practicing self-compassion (and trust me, like gratitude and everything else worthwhile, it’s a practice), we must also remember that our worthiness, that core belief that we are enough, comes only when we live inside our story. We either own our stories (even the messy ones), or we stand outside of them—denying our vulnerabilities and imperfections, orphaning the parts of us that don’t fit in with who/what we think we’re supposed to be, and hustling for other people’s approval of our worthiness. Perfectionism is exhausting because hustling is exhausting. It’s a never-ending performance.”
Amen. Happy Sunday.
And, just by some off-chance that you haven’t already seen Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability, I would be honored to introduce it to you—it just might be the most powerful 20 minutes you’ve experienced recently.
ps. Thank you for an amazing first week of my love affair. Love is certainly in the air. xo flora