Saturday, March 3, 2018

We Are Daring Greatly: SOLSC Day 4

For the month of March, I'll be writing with all you in the Slice of Life community.  Disclaimer:  I'll be writing every day so the writing will be raw and a bit messy most days.  

Yesterday while sitting on the plane I listened to Oprah’s podcast, Super Soul Sunday with Berne Brown. These great minds talked as casually as friends having coffee. As I listened I realized we are  daring greatly.  Berne defines daring greatly as being courageous, showing up, being seen, and being vulnerable. Berne and Oprah extend their thoughts to share vulnerability as the cornerstone of confidence. When you can take risk and be open you gain confidence you begin to realize your just like everybody else. Vulnerability opens the door to intimacy and deeper relationships. 

Do you see our Slice of Life Writing Challenge here? Do you see we are daring greatl everyday? 

First, we are courageous! We signed up and we showed up!  By participating in this challenge we're putting ourselves, our words, and our muddled thoughts out there for all to read.  If that isn't being vulnerable I don't know what is. 

Secondly, as these two brilliantly reflective ladies explained we are vulnerable.  By writing publicly, we gain confidence and we begin to see we are just like everybody else. 

Finally, it's in this vulnerability that we not only find confidence but we also build relationships and intimacy with one another.  Through our writing we are daring greatly and because of this we learn about each other, we develop a trust of each other and our community. 

Thank you all for allowing me to be vulnerable and feel confident while doing so. 

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