“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
- by Brene Brown
I like that quote, alot.
I have found that in all my years of counseling and ministry there is a turning point in a person's journey to emotional freedom. There comes a point where a person must accept themselves as imperfect while not condoning the behaviors that may hurt them or the ones they love. By facing out struggles we pass through the dark night and into dawn.