The gifts of imperfections


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The gifts of imperfections

  1. 1. Whole Hearted Living by Brene Brown Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest ting we will ever do in our life
  2. 2. Whole Hearted Living  Knowing ourselves and understanding outlives are critical factors but loving yourself is the most critical factor in living a whole hearted life.  Dig Deep  Deliberate, Inspired and Going (take action)  Infinite power of our light is achieved by sharing our story, removing vulnerabilities
  3. 3. Gifts of Imperfections  Courage, Compassion and connection  Courage is speaking one’s mind by telling all its heart.  Compassion comes from the root, pati cum means to suffer with, the heart of compassion is really is the acceptance and understanding. The better we accept ourselves the more compassionate we become.
  4. 4. Gifts of Imperfections  Connection: It is the energy that exists between people with no boundaries or judgments and conditions and they sustain and drive strength from each other. We are wired for connection from birth.  Three key elements in life to remember: courage, compassion and connection. These qualities lead to fight the imperfections in our lives.
  5. 5. Exploring the power of Love, belonging and being enough  When we let go of what other people thing and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness, feeling we are just enough of what we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging.  We are worthy now as is, not if and not when.  We are worth of love and belonging right this minute  Concept of fitting in and belonging by pleasing others and being perfectionist.
  6. 6. Shame Resilience  Shame is an intense feeling of being not loved  We all have it and it is one of the most primitive human emotions that we experience.  We are all afraid to talk about it.  The less we talk about it the more control it has over our lives  Guilt = I did something bad whereas Shame = I am bad
  7. 7. Cultivating Authenticity  Letting go what people think of yourself.  It is practicing. A conscious choice of how we want to live.  Mindful practicing authenticity by inviting grace, joy and gratitude into our lives especially when we are dealing with our soul searching struggles.
  8. 8. Cultivating Authenticity  Dig Deep  Get Deliberate: Stand on your sacred ground, don’t shrink and don’t puff up. Should be your mantra  Get inspired. From other people’s stories  Get going. Take action and be firm
  9. 9. Cultivating Self compassion by letting go of perfectionism  The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of being yourself. Ann Quindlen  Perfectionism is self destructive and addictive.  Failure to achieve perfection leads to self blame and “ I am not good enough” feeling shamed , judged and experience painful emotions.  Perfectionism is an unattainable goal.
  10. 10. Cultivating a Resilient Spirit by letting go of numbness and powerfulness  Be resourceful and have problem solving skills  Seek help and have social support and connections.  Practicing spirituality brings a sense of percpective , meaning and purpose to our lives. This the key element and a protective factor, gives life a bounce, why because we are all connected to each other by a power great than us. I
  11. 11. Cultivating Gratitude and Joy  letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark  Joy is unlike happiness is a light that fills you with hope, faith and love.  Whereas the dark does not destroy the light;  It defines it and it is the fear of our dark that casts our joy into the shadows.
  12. 12. Cultivating intuition and trusting our faith  Letting go of the need for certainty.  Intuition is not a single way of knowing, it is our ability to trust many we have developed knowledge and insight based on instinct, faith experience and reason.  Faith is a mystery: We find courage to believe in what we cannot see and let go of fear of uncertainty.
  13. 13. Cultivating Creativity  Letting go of comparison  Cultivating play and rest letting go of exhaustions a status symbol and productivity as a self worth.  Cultivating calm and stillness, letting go of anxiety as a life style
  14. 14. Cultivate Meaningful Work  Let go of self doubt and, “supposed to”  Cultivate laughter, song and dance, letting go of being cool and always in control  Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, love like you have never been hurt and live like it heaven on earth, Mark Twain.
  15. 15. Final thought  It gives me an outline or sort of a blue print follow at this stage of my life.  I have self doubt at times and feel could have done few things differently.  It gives me a sense of understanding about the role of spirituality and religion in life.  Leading a life to please and impress others ring a hollow note and being creative, cheerful and bouncy is the right way to live.