Everyone Has A Story by @BreneBrown

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.”

 

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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