Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Audiobook by Brené Brown is a book based on research and honest storytelling to promote wider conversations. The book is about belonging to yourself. The author discusses what is meant by belonging to yourself and provides the ideology of the divine self.
The author goes on to state the true belonging is believing in and belonging to oneself in such a deep manner that one can share their most authentic self with the world. True belonging is not changing from who one is, but it requires one to be who they really are. Brown touches on a longing and basic desire the humans share, which is even more pronounced in the individualistic society like the US- the need for belonging. Every individual craves to belong to something or to someone.
One of the most common issues identified in her research was the feeling of being spiritually disconnected and a diminishing sense of shared humanity. She says that people these days are bound and united by fear and disdain and not by shared humanity, love, and compassion. Brown believes that each person is divine. She says that looking deeper inwards and going deeper into oneself- which she refers to as “wilderness”- one will be able to respect others and belong to others with whom they share in the divine.
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Audiobook by Brené Brown is an empowering book. It explains the contemporary society and the disconnect that people experience on a personal and collective levels. The message that though one may be experiencing difficult times in life, but their deeper inner selves will always guide them on the right path is inspiring.
The author also beautifully explains the need for belonging for all humans and how it is even more significant in individualistic societies like the US. The book helps the readers to introspect, connect with their inner selves and find their true inner voice. This is a recommended book for readers looking for self-help and wanting to improve their lives and make it more meaningful.