Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
—Pema Chodron

Poignant and funny talk by Brené Brown at TEDxHouston, emphasizes the importance of having a safe environment in which to share our vulnerable self (mutuality) as an essential quality for authentic and whole-hearted living.