Top 35 Inspiring Quotes From Braving The Wilderness By Brené Brown

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The author of the book, Brené Brown is a research professor who has spent two decades studying shame, empathy, vulnerability and courage.
In the book, Braving the Wilderness, she gives a new definition of what means to really belong in an age of heightened polarization. Through her storytelling and honesty, she will be able to create a clear path to true belonging.
Here are some of the quotes from her book that will help you map out a path of true belonging.

Inspiring Quotes From Braving The Wilderness By Brené Brown

“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.” Brené Brown

“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness.” Brené Brown

“You will always belong anywhere you show up as yourself and talk about yourself and your work in a real way.” Brené Brown

“You are only free when you realize you belong no place—you belong every place—no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” Brené Brown

“But what we know now is that when we deny our emotion, it owns us. When we own our emotion, we can rebuild and find our way through the pain.” Brené Brown

“Courage is forged in pain, but not in all pain. Pain that is denied or ignored becomes fear or hate.”

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“Sometimes the most dangerous thing for kids is the silence that allows them to construct their own stories—stories that almost always cast them as alone and unworthy of love and belonging.” Brené Brown

“True belonging is not passive. It’s a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are.” Brené Brown

“If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, I fit in.” Brené Brown

“Never underestimate the power of being seen.” Brené Brown

“Pain is unrelenting. It will get our attention. Despite our attempts to drown it in addiction, to physically beat it out of one another, to suffocate it with success and material trappings, or to strangle it with our hate, pain will find a way to make itself known.” Brené Brown

“The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It’s the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid—all in the same moment. It’s showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind.” Brené Brown

“When we own our emotion, we can rebuild and find our way through the pain.”

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“When we’re suffering, may of us are better at causing pain than feeling it. We spread hurt rather than let it inside.” Brené Brown

“Belonging is being accepted for you. Fitting in is being accepted for being like everyone else.” Brené Brown

“Being ourselves means sometimes having to find the courage to stand alone, totally alone.” Brené Brown

“We can spend our entire life betraying ourself and choosing fitting in over standing alone. But once we’ve stood up for ourself and our beliefs, the bar is higher. A wild heart fights fitting in and grieves betrayal.” Brené Brown

“True belonging has no bunkers. We have to step out from behind the barricades of self-preservation and brave the wild.”

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“No one belongs here more than you.” Brené Brown

“We want to be part of something, but we need it to be real – not conditional or fake or constantly up for negotiation.” Brené Brown

“Belonging is being somewhere where you want to be, and they want you. Fitting in is being somewhere where you want to be, but they don’t care one way or the other.” Brené Brown

“We have to find our way back to one another or fear wins.” Brené Brown

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.” Brené Brown

“Joy is probably the most vulnerable emotion we experience in our lives.” Brené Brown

“Do not think you can be brave with your life and your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn’t work that way.”

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“Once we belong thoroughly to ourselves and believe thoroughly in ourselves, true belonging is ours.” Brené Brown

“My job is to help my children believe in and belong to themselves.” Brené Brown

“A wild heart is not something you can always see — and yet it is our greatest spiritual possession.” Brené Brown

“You learn how to plant your damn feet is what you do. You bend and stretch and grow, but you commit to not moving from who you are.” Brené Brown

“The place of true belonging, it’s the bravest and most sacred place you’ll stand.”

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“People are hard to hate close up. Move in. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Hold hands. With strangers. Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.” Brené Brown

“True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.” Brené Brown

“We have to listen to understand in the same way we want to be understood.” Brené Brown

“The special courage it takes to experience true belonging is not just about braving the wilderness, it’s about becoming the wilderness.” Brené Brown

“A soft and open front is not being weak; it’s being brave, it’s being the wilderness.” Brené Brown

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