Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith.'
In my research, I've interviewed a lot of people who never fit in, who are what you might call 'different': scientists, artists, thinkers. And if you drop down deep into their work and who they are, there is a tremendous amount of self-acceptance.
If you think dealing with issues like worthiness and authenticity and vulnerability are not worthwhile because there are more pressing issues, like the bottom line or attendance or standardized test scores, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. It underpins everything.
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
Clare Boothe Luce