Summer is upon us and we will be exploring the gift of imperfection in our lives using a book entitled “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by, author and researcher, Brené Brown.
Here’s a description of the book from Amazon.com:
“Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living–a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, and to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.”
Together we will talk about how through the power of God in Christ we can live Wholeheartedly and find worth and belonging.
Below is a tentative schedule for the series, we hope that you will be able to join us along this journey and to help us find our place of belonging.
June 7, 2015-
Authenticity and Self Compassion
(Letting Go of What People Think and Letting Go of Perfectionism)
June 14, 2015-
(Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness)
June 21, 2015-
Gratitude and Joy
(Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark)
June 28, 2015-
Intuition, Trusting Faith, and Calm and Stillness
(Letting Go of the Need for Certainty and Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle)
July 5, 2015-
(Letting Go of Comparison)
July 12, 2015-
(Letting Go of Self Doubt and Supposed To)
July 19, 2015-
Play and Rest and Laughter Dance and Song
(Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self Worth and Letting Go of Being Cool and Always in Control)
If you would like to purchase the book you can find it following this link at Amazon.com