Finding Our Way to True Belonging →

Brené Brown, writes:

There’s much more to true belonging. Being ourselves means sometimes having to find the courage to stand alone, totally alone. It’s not something we achieve or accomplish with others; it’s something we carry in our heart. Once we belong thoroughly to ourselves and believe thoroughly in ourselves, true belonging is ours.

Another great piece on’s Ideas blog.

This seems counter-intuitive, but also makes a lot of sense. I’m fascinated by the idea that instead of transcending suffering, we must instead, move towards turbulence and doubt – what Pema Chödrön calls the journey of the warrior-bhodisattva 1.

  1. Pema Chödrön, Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion (Boulder:Shambhala 2003), 1.