Where you live: Bloomington, Illinois, USA
What do you do as a vocation or avocation:
Actor, Playwright, Director, Producer/ Artistic Director, Fresh Bread Productions and Theatrescool
Your two favorite books:
Anything by A. M. Homes
Confederacy of Dunces by Jonathon Kennedy Toole
Your two favorite cd’s:
Lifeline by Ben Harper
When the Pawn…by Fiona Apple
Why are you interested in spirituality?
I am “interested in spirituality” in the way I am interested in breathing, I live by the creed that spirituality is all I am, all that is important and all that there is of importance to me in the world. While each task requires practicality, intellectuality, rationality, my primary motivation is and always has been the unspoken spaces in between each interaction. I try to listen to my intuition, which is sensed from an invisible, inexplicable source. It is these spaces in between that bring people together, that I try to listen to most often. That is the spiritual realm to me. And while I am an urban person, I believe that the spiritual walks hand in hand with nature.
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Your favorite quote(s):
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –Nelson Mandella
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open…. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urge that motivates you. Keep the channel open.”–Martha Graham
A spiritual lesson you’d like to learn:
The lesson I would like to learn is to be able to go to the place inside every day, to find access to this most wise place within in my everyday talks, and to let go of my ego more and more. While I think a healthy ego serves, it can also get in the way of a peaceful state of mind when one is trying to please others too much, or cares too much what one’s perception of an external voice, rather than an internal voice, has to say.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?”
I went on a spiritual retreat to an all woman monastery in Nauvoo, Illinois, and spent a week alone, reading, writing, and communing with nature, sitting near the water, walking. This was mentally, spiritually, and physically altering to me, which told me loud and clear that I need these moments alone to really go within. I felt very interested in Manhattan as well, there are so many people there, and so many suffering, that it served for me as the great equalizer.
See Kymberly’s work in the award winning film Making the Man