Brené Brown reveals how vulnerability is the path to a full life.
Omega: In your research, you’ve documented the importance of vulnerability in our personal and professional lives. Why do you think it’s important for us to learn to feel vulnerable?
In this interview by Omega, Panache Desai encourages you to see that you are not a mistake, that you are not broken.
Omega: How did you come to be a spiritual teacher at such a young age? Did you have a religious upbringing?
Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander spent 55 years honing his scientific worldview until experiencing a transcendental near-death experience. In this excerpt from his New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven, he shares what happened in the moments before slipping into a coma from a rare illness.
Lynchburg, Virginia—November 10, 2008
The universe is self-correcting and is set up to work on your behalf. Like a GPS that re-routes you when you take a wrong turn, the universe does the same to bring you back to an abundant state. Marianne Williamson explains how this Law of Divine Compensation works.
One of the most important skills to have is empathy—the ability to sense what others are experiencing. Through empathy you can feel the heart and mind of others, which can open your heart and generate compassion and understanding. This meditation from Joan Halifax Roshi can be done just about anywhere and might give you a helpful new perspective on someone or something. It can be helpful to record the meditation ahead of time and play it back to yourself so you can relax and fully experience it.
It’s not life that causes suffering, says Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön, it’s our story about life—our interpretation—that causes so much distress. When we practice interrupting the story we’re telling ourselves, and learn to ride the wave of emotions that inevitably come up in life, we can find a new freedom and flexibility in the face of uncertainty and change.