Podcast: Unlocking Us
Episode #3: Brene and Ashley on Living BIG Part 1 of 2
“Living BIG (boundaries, integrity, and generosity).” ~ Brene Brown
I enjoy podcast episodes that leave me reflecting deeply on a quote, question or idea. This is a beautiful and powerful conversation on boundaries, integrity and generosity. In this first episode, Brene reads a chapter from her book, Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. She shares a significant experience that initially resulted in a lot of anger and then a powerful lesson. Before you listen to this conversation, I encourage you to reflect on the following question that is discussed at length in the episode. That question is:
Do you believe people are doing the best they can?
This may be a question you want to sit with, or it could be an immediate response that comes to mind. Whatever it is, take a couple minutes and write out your thoughts. After listening to this episode, revisit this question and your response. Would your response still be the same?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and reflections. I think we’ve all had experiences where it felt hard to believe those around us were doing the best they could, perhaps we thought they were trying to antagonize us at best. Those are tender experiences; this conversation offers some thoughtful wisdom for such moments.