Saturday, January 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

When I finally walked onto the stage the first thing I did was make eye contact with several people in the audience.  I asked the stage managers to bring up the houselights so I could see people.  I needed to feel connected.  Simply seeing people as people rather than "the audience" reminded me that the challenges that scare me -- like being naked -- scare everyone else.  I think that's why empathy can be conveyed without speaking a word -- it just takes looking into someone's eyes and seeing yourself reflected back in an engaged way.

-- Brene Brown, Daring Greatly, p. 41

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