An in­side job

Good - - HEART THROB -

It’s es­sen­tial to re­alise that our ca­pac­ity to truly love oth­ers only goes as far as our abil­ity to ac­cept and love our­selves – and this hinges upon know­ing deep in our heart of hearts that we are enough just the way we are, com­pletely and en­tirely wor­thy. For this rea­son, prac­tise self­com­pas­sion with an at­ti­tude of warmth, hu­mour and benev­o­lence. It is af­ter all, our faults, flaws, and foibles that make us lov­able. As re­searcher and sto­ry­teller Brené Brown ex­plains, “vul­ner­a­bil­ity is the birth­place of be­long­ing, cre­ativ­ity, joy, and love.” She also talks about the im­por­tance of be­ing a ‘mar­ble jar’ friend, one of those rare and spe­cial peo­ple who con­sis­tently demon­strate their trust­wor­thi­ness and de­pend­abil­ity through mi­nor but mean­ing­ful acts, every sin­gle day.

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