The Gifts of Imperfection - Guidepost 3: Cultivating a Resilient Spirit Summary & Analysis

Brené Brown
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Cultivating Wholeheartedness requires resiliency as one must do so despite adversities. According to the depth of research on resilience, resilient people do the following five things: They are resourceful and good at problem-solving; they are more likely to seep help; they believe they can cope; they have social support available; they are connected to family and/or friends. Beneath these core components of resilience, Brown discovered something else: resilient people have a spirituality. This spirituality is not necessarily connected to religion or theology, but is the belief that “we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us” and that that connection it is “grounded in love and compassion” (64). From the foundation of spirituality, Brown also observed other qualities of resilience: cultivating hope, practicing critical awareness, and letting go of numbing and taking the...

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