I’m In Recovery!
- Published on Thursday, 12 September 2013 08:12
- Written by Kimber Britner
Can I tell you a little secret? I cringe when someone finishes a sentence with an exclamation mark like, “amen!” I cannot stomach Christianese! It immediately makes me feel the need to run for the door, because I smell inauthenticity like day old lobster. I question the rhetoric and parroting. The real person seems to be missing and lacks a clear sense of who they truly are. Although I am learning to see past the camouflage to the person, it’s so close to home that it still causes me to spin, like a sober drunk in a room of drinkers.
I confess I’m in recovery. I’m in recovery from institutional religion. Are you wondering what I’m talking about? I’m talking about trying to mash myself into a misshaped cookie cutter image, rather than be who I am. I am in recovery from a groupthink culture that was slowing killing me, a culture of performance, judgment, striving and preferring ritual above relationship.
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Are You Storing Up Counterfeits?
Kimberism: “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein
- Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 07:52
- Written by Kimber Britner
It’s amazing how a slight tweak in perspective renders something less valuable than it may have once seemed. A shiny trinket that once seemed the prize quickly looses its charm when faced with a new definition of value.
This year has been a significant year alignment. Like many I know I have been in the process of reevaluating the contents of my life. In the process I have discovered things within reach I thought I wanted suddenly lost their value and seemed to be merely fools gold. Although life and death situations give us a clear glimpse into what is truly valuable and important, subtle shifts can offer the same change in perspective. Ask a discontented millionaire if the value he holds lies in his wealth, or loved ones and you will most certainly understand one shift in perspective and the challenge for alignment.
Now in the midst of packing up boxes to make our move to Pasadena, I am faced with the constant choice of keeping or letting go. Moving provides a great opportunity to purge and reevaluate substance.
What are you holding onto that you need to let go of? Have you been clinging to a counterfeit yet know its time to make room for what is real and holds true value? Take a moment and determine what you may be tolerating in your life and what needs to go. Determine what is of enduring value and what are counterfeits?
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