I had a conversation on Christmas day with three people who have experienced what I would call “inauthenticity” in the office.
One said at her office the cubicles are no longer to be referred to as that. They must be called “productivity pods.”
The third shared something about an attorney she is working with on a big account, requiring language for a simple notice of acceptance that could be simply left knee contusion, yet required something like the anterior aspect of the left tibial plateau and perhaps several other large words.
Utter ridiculousness. We agreed these mandates seem to be coming from parties that either 1) have way too much time on their hands or 2) strongly need to prove their own value. We did get a good laugh over the whole conversation.
Yet we can remain authentic in the midst of the ridiculousness, by recognizing it, breathing, and saying this lovely Ho'oponopono prayer: I love you, I am sorry, please forgive me, thank you. It works even if you don’t mean it! Our souls recognize the message. It’s very powerful.
Happy New Year!
Authentically Yours, Laura