“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
The book is an invitation to become more vulnerable in life. The premise is that by doing that, we become more capable of creating meaningful relationships and opportunities for ourselves.
1. The more we protect ourselves from being vulnerable, the more disconnected and fearful we get.
2. The biggest threat to vulnerability is shame; the more we fear shame, the less likely we open up.
3. Living wholeheartedly means living life from a place of worthiness, knowing that you are worthy and loveable regardless of what you have, what you accomplish or what you succeed in or not.
READ IF: You try to appear strong and composed all the time, and it is difficult for you to show who you really are and how you really feel.