mindfulness (little “m”)

I have struggled with the concept of “mindful” for years. It usually comes with a lecture, or a demand disguised as a request often framed as a learning opportunity. It has been used to override boundaries, and bypass requests. The concept is often used in Christian Science to blame, shame, undermine, and side-step the actual … Continue reading mindfulness (little “m”)

Confession, Atonement & Redemption

As the stars in order going,All-harmonious, He doth move;Heavenly calm and comfort showing,Comes the healing word of love.Who the word of wisdom hearethFeels the Father Love within,Where as dawn the shadow cleareth,Love outshines the night of sin.- Hymn 263 I’m part way through Small Creatures Such As We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely … Continue reading Confession, Atonement & Redemption

When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All

I've been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All

The Endless March

Today is the 85th of March, or possibly 86th or 87th by the time this gets posted. There is a global pandemic. I tried to start a "COVID19 journal" about what life has been like during this, but it was depressing. The trips that were canceled, the events that didn't take place, the endless March, … Continue reading The Endless March

Stand Porter at the Door of Thought: Suggestible You

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. https://www.amazon.com/Suggestible-You-Curious-Science-Transform/dp/1426217897/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=suggestible+you&qid=1561589197&s=gateway&sr=8-1#reader_1426217897 I first read about Suggestible You by Erik Vance in an article shared on Facebook. Vance is both a fellow former Christian Scientist, and Principia College graduate, and I was admittedly curious about his research into the curious science of your brain's … Continue reading Stand Porter at the Door of Thought: Suggestible You

“Simple” Ideas

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. One Simple Idea, How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life I recently read One Simple Idea, How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life, by Mitch Horowitz, which charts the history of the positive thinking movement from Quimby and Eddy, to modern day prosperity-gospel televangelists. I'm … Continue reading “Simple” Ideas