Feb 23, 2018 / Quotes
Belonging – Brené Brown
"Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you."
Brené Brown is one of my favorite authors. I just wrapped up reading her latest book Braving The Wilderness. If you’re a fan of her writing style then you’ll love this book!
The subtitle of the book is The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.
These feel like opposites at times. It’s hard to be ourselves and feel like we fit in…like we have a place in this world.
A core theme throughout this book is the idea belonging to yourself. We can all find reasons why we feel insecure and like we don’t have a place. Self-evaluation can be an incredibly detrimental force.
What if we gave ourselves permission to belong to ourselves…to be ourselves…even for just a day. What would it feel like to stop weighing our actions based on the expectations of those around us? What would it feel like to believe the truth in our hearts about who God says we are?
No one belongs here more than you!