The facilitator of a men’s group I attend gave everyone a copy of this blog post by Brené Brown, “Everyone Has A Story.” The post is a response to the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.
The post starts out and I quote:
“Everyone has a story or a struggle that will break your heart. And, if we’re really paying attention, most people have a story that will bring us to our knees.”
The meeting facilitator ask each of us to tell part of our stories, a part that would “bring us to our knees.” It was powerful evening, breakthroughs to understanding our hurt and shame. It was a challenge for me to be learning about others and their story and be open about mine.
PS: In writing this blog post; which, like most of my posts, are book marks to help me to refer back to content I appreciate, I found Brené Brown’s Ted2012 Talk “Listen to Shame.” After listening to this Ted talk, I had to listen to her first Ted Talk “The Power of Vulnerability.”