Faith and the Power of Letting Go

Katherine and Mary Carol at the piano

I’ve just returned from 10 days in Texas with the woman I have loved as a sister all my life. Mary Carol came with her younger brother to live in our home at 16 after spending 10 years in an orphanage. Her father (my father’s brother) and mother both died of cancer when she was six and her brother was just 18 months. Six months later I was born, so she was there as long as I can remember. You kind of think life will go on forever until a certain age. You think that the...

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12 Steps to Create a Life You’ll Love to Live. Step 8.

Where in your life do you not trust the process? Where do you feel something needs to be happening that’s not? Something’s wrong. Something’s missing. Where is the hardest part of your work to simply sit back and wait? There are times in every creative process when you look around at the field where you planted the seed and see only dirt. Nothing’s happening. And it looks like a failure. This post is #8 in a series of 12 which takes you through the 12 stages of the...

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12 Steps to Create a Life You’ll Love to Live. Step 7.

Can you remember a time in your life when things felt really overwhelming? What got you through it? Did you work your way through it? Or did something appear out of the blue when you finally let go? My personal experience is that this magic occurs on the other side of my habitual should: “If I only work harder, I can make this happen.” When I have exhausted myself doing more and more of what I know, I remember, “Oh yeah, I just have to let go; all this fighting will never...

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