• “You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Sirius, Harry Potter

Everyone loves a good baddie.

Brene Brown applauds the characters Sirius and Snape in her post “Defence Against the Dark Arts” (thanks Tanya). The dark characters of Harry Potter forge great wizards out of the Hogwart novitiates, especially that muggle, Harry. They introduce the darkness which is required for any light to shine brightly.

Brene Brown’s embrace of vulnerability is not just a state of mind, but a force of action. Inserting oneself into a dark and unknown world…

  • Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown