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August 10, 2021

The Root of Awkwardness with Kerrie Phipps

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Something that is really human, that we all share in one capacity or another, is an occasional feeling of awkwardness. We feel like we don’t belong, and it consumes us from being more present in the moment because we’re preoccupied about an insecurity. What’s interesting is that awkwardness has nothing to do with other people, it’s entirely within yourself and your own perception of the experience. Kerrie Phipps shares about the nature of this in more detail.

Awkwardness is merely an expression of your self-judgment. It’s how you compare yourself to a fraction of what you see in others. You can’t represent the craziness and awkwardness that’s going on in someone else's head, you can only evaluate what’s being displayed externally. It’s unfair to judge because you’re comparing two very different things.

That’s not to say you aren’t going to encounter more awkward moments, of course you are. But hopefully now you have a new perspective on where that feeling is coming from so you can be more present in those moments.

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