Brené Brown’s TED Talk on The Power of Vulnerability will likely charm you, make you laugh and maybe help you relax into showing others the person you truly are – your authentic self. This talk comes from her decade of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.
As she says, “Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.”
If this video speaks to you, you might also want to look at her book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.
The ancient Sanskrit chant —
oḿ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaḿ pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate
pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate
— is about the perfection in everything – just as it is.
In Sanskrit script it looks like this:
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते
पूर्णश्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
A meaning of this lovely chant is that everything in the universe, including ourselves, is inherently perfect just as it is – we just need to tap into that perfection.
Here’s a beautiful recording of the om purnamadah chant sung by Shantala.
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