Brené Brown tells us that “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
As I’ve been contemplating where to go next with The Greatest Expression of You series, a number of possibilities have come to mind. All of them seem appropriate at some point in time, none of them felt quite right – yet. Then, Thursday morning, someone sent me this quote from Brené Brown. I knew immediately the topic for today’s post.
As people have been experiencing the Greatest Expression of You process, I’ve heard guilt, regret, shame and condemnation about their life’s journey. It’s as if it’s not OK to celebrate the possibilities of this moment because of remorse for the past.
The limiting stories that you have told yourself in the past may have kept you stuck in old patterns that no longer serve you, but they were what you knew. They were the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that you had
memorized. They were the scripts you drew upon in various situations and then acted out.
You had these thoughts and felt these emotions so many times that they became part of your personality, part of your identity. It’s just what you did.
The thought of thinking, feeling and being different created uneasiness, perhaps even panic. You had become addicted to those old stories.
The pain of abandonment, the loss of hope left you repeating Groundhog’s Day one more time.
But now, you are learning to be your best self, firing and wiring new neurology and creating a new way of being. You are creating your future to be greater than your past.
This is not a time to be stuck in the guilt of the past. It is a time where you acknowledge and own your past and love yourself through the process. Bless your past into wisdom so that it is never your future.
Own your story
When you learn to own your story you live with authenticity. Owning your story does not mean repeating it. It means acknowledgement of a part of you. Without your past, you would not be you.
Own your story. Allow it to be wisdom. Love yourself through the process. That is being the Greatest Expression of You!
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process
is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
“Brené Brown explains that for her, this statement means “You better be able to tell the truth about who you are and where you come from and what you’re up against and like yourself in the process of telling that truth” because our sense of worthiness lives inside that story.”
“Wholehearted: People who learn to own their story and live with authenticity, sense of love and belonging, resilient spirit and a sense of gratitude and joy.”
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