May 30, 2017

Wholehearted Living​

Ten Guideposts

The main concern of wholehearted men and women is living a life defined by courage, engagement, and a clear sense of purpose.  The willingness to be vulnerable emerged as the single clearest value shared by all of the women and men whom I would describe as wholehearted.  They attribute everything – from their professional success to their marriages to their proudest parenting moments – to their ability to be vulnerable.

  • Cultivating authenticity:  letting go of what people think
  • Cultivating self-compassion:  letting go of perfectionism
  • Cultivating a resilient spirit:  letting go of numbing and powerlessness
  • Cultivating gratitude and joy:  letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark
  • Cultivating intuition and trusting faith:  letting go of the need for certainty
  • Cultivating creativity:  letting go of comparison
  • Cultivating play and rest:  letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth
  • Cultivating calm and stillness:  letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle
  • Cultivating meaningful work:  letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to”
  • Cultivating laughter, song, and dance:  letting go of being cool and “always in control”

(Brene Brown, Rising Strong)