Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Vermilion London (2017)
I was recommended to read this book when I shared that there were times when I felt I had not belonged.
Essentially, the message from the author is:
"True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of somethng and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn't require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are."
In this book, which gathered data from the author's research, she outlined that braving the wilderness is the hardest of all calls to courage. Th call was for us to show up and stand up for our beliefs, in civil and respectful ways. The book ends with a quote from Maya Angelou:
"You are only free when you realize you belong no place - you belong every place - no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great."