Fear Less In The Coming Year | Part 2

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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”


Significance for me has come to mean finding my stride in life. Finding what I was made for and living it out. It is not a value held in the hands of others. Is she influential? Is her work making a difference? How big is her organization or her role? What is her title?

Instead, my significance is held within my own heart and hands as I live out my purposes and gifts. And then, wherever possible see them make an impact on the lives of others.

I love the words of Aristotle who said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

I suggest that if we can live from this inner world then our significance and purpose will far less often feel under threat.

We are kinwomen. You are our kin.

About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.