The Extraordinary In The Ordinary


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There's an old proverb that says “familiarity breeds contempt”. Meaning that if we’re too close to or have extensive knowledge of someone, it can sometimes lead to a loss of respect for them, or we become careless around them or we lose the ability to see their brilliance.

Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re taking a look at how often the people in our lives (including ourselves), can lose their “shine” in our eyes simply because we’ve been around them a lot, have history or interact in the day-to-day.

In a world of hype and competitiveness and a brain that has a big ol’ negativity bias, we need to train our minds to stay on the lookout for the “good, beautiful and holy” and to not lose sight of the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Do not take for granted or lose sight of the brilliance around you in your friends, family, furry kids and in your own extraordinary-ness either. Just because the “knuckleheads” around you, might not be able to see it, acknowledge it or reflect it back to you, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Be willing and committed to stepping out of the negative bias to cheerlead the ones you love; including yourself!

KK's Key Takeaways

They Have Lost Sight (4:11)

Keep Each Other In A Little Box (9:06)

Building People Up (13:22)

Divine Spark (18:24)

Humans Of New York (22:28)

Are You Taking Them For Granted (26:42)

Karen Kenney is a certified Spiritual Mentor, author, speaker, and the host of The Karen Kenney Show Podcast. She’s also the founder of THE NEST - an online spiritual membership & community.

She’s been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for close to three decades, a yoga teacher for 20+ years and is a longtime practitioner of Passage Meditation. She’s also a Gateless Writing Instructor & workshop facilitator and is currently working on a memoir.

KK grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA, and graduated from BU with a degree in Communications. She’s known for her storytelling, her sense of humor, her love of the Divine and her “down-to-earth” practical approach to Spirituality. Her signature process: Your Story to Your Glory™ - helps people transform their old stories of victimization & suffering, so they can choose Love over fear, improve their most important relationships, deepen their connection to Self, Source & Spirit, and live from a place of forgiveness, flow, freedom & fun!

A sought-after speaker, spiritual teacher, and thought leader for podcasts, shows, live events, and mastermind programs, Karen's been invited to speak & teach on various platforms, stages & retreat centers across the country, including the renowned Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.

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