Episode #5 Share That Secret
We can’t be fully loved unless we are fully known. This week Beau Johnson and Dr. Michael Brown share their perspectives about the power of cultivating real, vulnerable relationships.
The parts of our story that are unfinished are much scarier to talk about.Dr. Beau Johnson
- Total honesty is totally terrifying.
- The risk of keeping secrets may be greater than the risk of sharing them.
- If we are fully loved without being fully known, we will wonder whether we are truly loved.
- Our greatest need in life is to be both fully loved and fully known, simultaneously.
- Sharing secrets with trusted friends deepens our relationships with them and makes it easier to relate with the rest of the world.
- Speaking a secret out loud and into the air will often rob that secret of its power.
- Ensure that there is always a small group of people who know everything about you.
- Commit to revealing your wounds rather than sharing only your scars.
- Become the type of friend with whom others can share their secrets.
In This Episode
Stop Wearing Masks
Wallet, keys, phone, and… mask? In 2020, remembering to grab your mask before you run an errand has become the new normal. This week, Russell Catania and Dr. Michael Brown have a candid conversation about a completely different kind of mask we wear.
Admit Your Mistakes
It’s a fact: no one is perfect. But that doesn’t stop us from pretending that we have it all together, does it? This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with Gabe Dunbar about what it looks like to take off the masks we wear and own our shortcomings.
Ask For Help
Friendships, communities, and businesses are all stronger when we open up about our shortcomings and lean on each other for support. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert discuss the crucial practice of inviting assistance from those around us.