Where do we search for true belonging?

Cover Image: Brian Lavender

Cover Image: Brian Lavender

At all points in our lives, we want to feel like we belong. Dr. Brené Brown, an American research professor, has written a book on the subject. Some of her advice:


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, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
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How does this quotation speak to you?

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