Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cultivating Wholehearted Living and Letting Go

Our post inspired by Brene Brown titled "Vulnerability: The Key to Wholeness?" was so popular that we decided to have a follow-up that references her book "The Gifts of Imperfection". The book includes guideposts on how to cultivate the characteristics of the woman you want to be and letting go what prevents you from enveloping these characteristics. 

To give you a high level review of the book, the top rated review on Amazon (one of our partners) summarized the book as:  "The Gifts of Imperfection is a little gem of a book that offers readers a way to change their lives through adopting the practices of "wholehearted" living. Brené Brown shows us how to live more authentic and compassionate lives, while learning to embrace our imperfections, and recognize what issues get in our way, such as shame and fear...The author challenges long-held notions and helped me see the world in new ways. She unpacks concepts such as the difference between happiness and joy and courage and heroics...She is brutally honest about her own strengths and struggles, so her words come not from an elevated plane, but from walking right beside, or maybe a little ahead, of the reader." (written by Beverly Mcphail)

Here are the wholehearted living guideposts that we love:

Guidepost #1  Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Think

Guidepost #2  Cultivating Self-Compassion:  Letting Go of Perfectionism

Guidepost #3  Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness

Guidepost #4  Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark

Guidepost #5  Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting Go of the Need for Certainty

Guidepost #6  Cultivating Creativity: Letting Go of Comparison

Guidepost #7  Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth

Guidepost #8  Cultivating Calm and Stillness:  Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle

Guidepost #9  Cultivating Meaningful Work:  Letting Go of Self-Doubt and "Supposed To"

Guidepost #10  Cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance:  Letting Go of Being Cool and "Always in Control"

Remember, if you want to find a professional certified in Brene Brown's work, go to Daring Way.

We hope you are continuing on your journey of authenticity, vulnerability and cultivating wholehearted living while letting go.  To your continued evolution always...

Curva-Lish Team