It is inevitable that as we saunter along in life's great adventures, we will trip and stumble to the ground. Being vulnerable is part of this process. Brene Brown, the bestselling author of three inspiring psychology books, has defined this personal quality: "Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome." It takes real courage, grit, and determination to get back up. The author claims that rising strong and getting back on our feet is a spiritual practice that can be cultivated.
Brown is a believer in the necessity of owning our stories. What does that mean? It involves "reckoning with our feelings and rumbling with our dark emotions." After studying the emotional landscape of the human experience for 15 years, she shares plenty of stories of people who have gone through the reckoning, the rumble, and the revolution.