Thompson Rivers University

Event: The Authentic Heart

  Posted on: February 13, 2012


We have come a long way from the inauthentic politeness of Victorian England, some would say too far. Every day there are situations and interactions that leave us confused and unsure about the motivations and intent of people we are in contact with. Every day we fake a happy-everything-is-going-swell politeness at some level or another. All for the sake of political correctness and getting along and appearances.

The irony is that inauthenticity breaks connection with our significant others and acquaintances. Our supposedly insignificant inauthenticities leave other people confused and suspicious. In the process of hiding my struggles and disappointments; in the process of protecting you from my baggage, I end up sending a confused message that promotes disconnection. I end up exactly where I didn’t want to go in the first place. Why is authentic expression so important to creating connection and loving-kindness?

Come join Dr. Phil Lyall in a light-hearted lunch and learn exploration of the Authentic Heart. What is lost in political correctness?

Trades and Tech Building, Room 165

February 14 12:30-1:30pm

Sponsored by: Amy Tucker, SOBE and Chelsea Corsi, TRU Wellness Centre