For many of us, vulnerability is a scary thing. We all have insecurities about ourselves and may think if others find out who we truly are, they might reject us. So, in our attempts to connect with others, we try to project the best version of ourselves to the world.
What we don't realize, however, is that pretense has the opposite effect on our relationships - it distances us.
Click below to watch researcher and author Brené Brown speak on the subject and perhaps gain some insight into how being authentically you can strengthen your relationships and foster a belief within yourself that you are worthy of deep connection with others.
“Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.” - Brené Brown12