I Am Humpty Dumpty. Plus, My TEDx Talk on Falling into Fear. {Video}

Via Rebecca Lammersen
on Dec 28, 2012
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Rebecca Lammersen TED Talk

The end is the beginning. This is what life has taught me thus far.

A couple of months ago, I had the honor of speaking at TEDxTempe.

A month prior to the talk, I was asked to present my “idea worth spreading” in a phone interview with the team. Inspiration for my idea arrived two hours before my interview. I was eating frozen yogurt with my daughters, when my youngest daughter climbed up on a low brick wall, arms extended like wings, balancing one tiny foot in front of the other as she sang,

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.

And there, in this nursery rhyme rested my story—I am Humpty Dumpty. The great fall was the beginning of my journey, my evolution of self. The story was just beginning as the king’s men gave up.

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty

What happened after Humpty was left broken, unfixable and damaged?  

I’ve added some lines to Mother Goose’s masterpiece.

The beginning:

Humpty cried, Humpty screamed.
Humpty wallowed, and then-Humpty dreamed.
Humpty discovered what only Humpty could see,
Now, he could be anything he desired to be.

What is my “idea worth spreading”?

Fall into fear.

Why? Because, the fall is the best part—it is how we shatter into truth. All we have to do is jump into the realization—we are not our shells.

~ Rebecca Lammersen


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Ed: Brianna B.

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About Rebecca Lammersen

Rebecca Lammersen is the founder of Yogalution, an intimate, boutique style yoga studio in Scottsdale, AZ. I love being alive. I love being a mother. I love teaching yoga. I love to write. I love to know. I love to not know. I love to learn. I love to listen. I love to read. I love to swim. I love to travel. I love to dance. I love to help. I love to serve. That pretty much sums me up. For daily inspirations, check out Rebecca's website. Visit her yoga studio website and peruse her articles at The Huffington Post. You can also find her on Facebook. Subscribe to Rebecca's feed and never miss a post!


11 Responses to “I Am Humpty Dumpty. Plus, My TEDx Talk on Falling into Fear. {Video}”

  1. Ah-freakin'-mazing! So much power in Rebecca's vulnerability. Thanks for finding this one, Waylon. Your timing — divine. 🙂

  2. I am touched Sylvia 🙂 Thank you, I am so glad it resonated with you. Happy New Year! ~Rebecca

  3. katie says:

    so lovin it. yup. plus, falling brings empathy.

  4. Diana says:

    so Inspiring…Your words Rebecca, touched me deeply. Totally relate with you. Thanks :o)

  5. Thank you Diana 🙂

  6. Arman says:

    I still see a lot of fear and pain yet we both know this doesnt matter anymore, you have found truth and it shines. May it shine ever more brightly.

  7. Lee says:

    What a beautiful and insightful Ted Talk, and so well delivered too. You are so very inspiring and by your own experiences. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. — Lee

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