Waking up to a world in this much pain can cause even the strongest among us to want to pull the covers back over our heads or make a mad dash for the safety of the hills. Some days the news of the plight of our fellow humans is almost unbearable. It devastates us. It breaks our hearts.
It makes us angry.
I’m currently reading Brené Brown’s book, “Braving The Wilderness, The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.” It is simultaneously poking me in all the uncomfortable places, while giving me a sense of being completely understood and seen. It intrigues me to the core, in my tireless work for connection and community between women, because she gets right to the core of the lines that divide and isolate us.
As much as we think it’s anger, it’s really pain.
“Most of us were not taught how to recognize pain, …