BRAVING THE WILDERNESS

BRAVING THE WILDERNESS

"Courage is forged in pain, but not in all pain. Pain that is denied or ignored becomes fear or hate. Anger that is never transformed becomes resentment and bitterness. I love what Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi says in his 2015 TED talk:
'Anger is within each one of you, and I will share a secret for a few seconds: that if we are confined in the narrow shells of egos, and the circles of selfishness, then the anger will turn out to be hatred, violence, revenge, destruction. But if we are able to break the circles, then the same anger could turn into a great power. We can break the circles by using our inherent compassion and connect with the world through compassion to make the world better. That same anger could be transformed into it.'
We pay for hate with our lives, and that's too big a price to pay."
-Brene Brown
BRAVING THE WILDERNESS
The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
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"When we sign up for compassion, we're going to have homework."
-Unknown