Kintsugi living blog — boundaries

Hummingbird lessons

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Hummingbird lessons
Watching the hummingbirds at the feeder outside my window is teaching me about the fierceness that I need to develop to be able to stand my own ground in the midst of daily life without allowing myself to be pressured into abandoning myself in order to be "nice" to other people.

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A bill of boundary rights

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

A bill of boundary rights

Bill of Rights by david__jones, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. I remember hearing many sermons about the evils of pride, of making sure we weren't proud, of the need to consider others before ourselves. And there are dangers in having too much pride—to the point that it blinds one to the needs and the feelings of the people around us. In that worldview, having boundaries was sinful. I don't remember ever hearing a sermon about the danger of not having enough pride in oneself or of the importance of looking out for our own needs, but these are...

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