Brene Brown "Cultivating Connection with Self and Others” (06/17/2022)
Brene Brown - “Cultivating Connection w Self and Other comes down to self-awareness. We cannot be more connected to others than we are to ourselves. We have to understand our own emotional landscape, what’s driving our behavior before we can feel into and understand the other person.
Make no mistake about it – emotion is at the wheel, thinking and actions are not riding shotgun, they’re in the trunk. We are emotional beings. We must learn how to recognize emotion in ourselves and our experience before we can recognize the emotions in other people. For walking in another’s shoes and understanding their experience and feelings.”.
I love Brene Brown so much because her exhaustive research on human connection and emotion not only overlaps with what I've learned about connection, communication, nourishing, intimate relationships, I had the direct experience of what connection feels like. It's like a subtle endorphin high, sense of wellbeing, like floating on a warm, still body of water, in the womb of co-creation. It feels good, like oxytocin good.
I am in touch with my desperate need for connection, for connection. More times than not, whenever I feel attracted to someone or my interest is piqued, I am (emotionally) attracted. I've had a (conscious) experience of connection, it's a heart connection, emotional in nature, that is purely nourishing. I'm turned on emotionally. It's what I live for. And I've had many experiences of deep intimacy and deep connection, and all of them are deeply moving experiences for me. Intimacy and emotions go together, they exchange of each other's raw emotions and experience, does feel like a miracle to me.
Yes. Rely on the connections you make and the intimacy you create for sustenance!
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