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What if you stopped being at war with yourself and surrendered the need to fix or do away with your less-desirable parts?
What if you let go of the idea that you’d ever “figure it all out” or overcome all your blind spots, triggers and emotional upheaval?
What if you could see that your spiritual seeking –however well-intentioned– is actually an addiction?
Imagine how different your life would be.
How would you live if you fully trusted that the same life force that “grows your children and turns acorns into oaks” was alive and well in you?
This week’s DTBY episode with guest Karly Randolph Pitman, author, teacher and founder of Growing Human(kind)ness, reminds us of just that: You can’t force a bud to blossom. And you’d never try. But when it comes to our own unfurling… try, try, try we do. Until we’re exhausted and disheartened, shaming ourselves for feeling anything short of the unflappable bliss of the spiritually enlightened.
Karly’s takes us through her journey of learning to equally value her both her “unruined heart” and her “black hole part.” Described by Isabelle as a poet of consciousness, Karly’s kindness and compassion shine through, breathing serenity into the path of striving so many of us follow.
In this episode, they discuss:
- Fearing ourselves and our darkest parts
- Embracing the peace that comes on the path of hopelessness
- Shifting focus from evolving beyond our frailties to simply and gently including them as part of our wholeness
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"I will not make war against my own heart." –Karly Randolph Pitman
Karly Randolph Pitman is in love with the human heart. With a dream of creating a world of compassion and belonging – where we’re free to give and receive love – she’s leading a movement to befriend our tender, imperfect humanity with greater gentleness and care.
Karly’s an author, speaker and teacher who helps men and women heal the emotional roots of eating disorders and addiction through self kindness. She calls this pathgrowing human(kind)nessTM – for it is through kindness, not punishment, that we heal, grow, adapt and change.
Karly synthesized the six practices of growing human(kind)ness to foster her own healing from over 20 years of eating disorders and life long challenges with depression and anxiety.
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Of instrumental influence in both Karly and Isabelle's lives, author, teacher and psychoanalyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes weaves poetry and psychology in the name of social and spiritual justice for women (and by extension, humankind). Clarissa's teachings and writings have changed the hearts of millions by transforming how we understand and relate to the divine feminine.
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