Another Courageous Woman

I had the good fortune to be a guest on Lisa J. Smith’s radio show again this week.  As many of you may know, I love the internet as evidenced by this blog, myspace, facebook, LinkedIn, Shelfari, etc!  I mention this because that’s how I met Lisa…through the internet on myspace and we hit it off immediately.

Lisa is another one of my friends who took a leap and made huge changes in her life.  Changes that were heart wrenching and difficult.  I am inspired by people who are willing to listen to their inner whispers (or shouts for that matter!) and act upon them.  And we all hear those inner whispers that nudge us in directions that we may not want to take.  I know I’ve had them…..

Why are some people able to make difficult changes that are usually unsupported and unpopular?  Courage for sure, however, I believe it’s also about the ability to trust and surrender to something beyond ourselves.  Is there fear?  Usually yes, yet the ability to trust and surrender is greater than the fear.

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How does one cultivate trust and surrender? Is the ability to surrender and trust what you have or who you are?  Can we trust when we’ve been deeply hurt in life? Can we let go of control and surrender?

For me, cultivating the ability to trust and surrender has been a journey and by the looks of things will continue to be so….ugh!!!!

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6 responses to "Another Courageous Woman"
  1. Lisa J Smith 01/10/2008 07:53 am Reply

    What a gift you are to me. Not sure if i am smiling or crying right now. I think it is a little of both. I adore you and am so grateful for your love and support. Thank you internet!!!!!

  2. Rennie 02/10/2008 12:42 pm Reply

    You guys were awesome together.. what a team..
    keep up the great work..
    the 2 of you should be offered in Prescription form..
    with a warning label of course that would say:
    danger easily addicting!
    Love your blog!
    Rock on girls!

  3. catherinehilker 02/10/2008 15:58 pm Reply

    Thank you Rennie!

  4. Sophia Fairchild 02/10/2008 18:01 pm Reply

    Hi Catherine!
    Great photo of you in the studio. Congratulations on your radio interviews!

    I’ve just been writing about exactly what you mentioned – it takes courage to stay in the flow. Requires radical trust, faith and the ability to allow… especially when we find ourselves out on a limb without a safety net 🙂

    Something even better than we imagined usually shows up though 🙂
    Bright Blessings and hugs,

  5. catherinehilker 02/10/2008 18:47 pm Reply

    Hi Sophia:

    Good to hear from you. Are you writing another book?

  6. catherinehilker 02/10/2008 18:47 pm Reply

    Hi Sophia:

    Good to hear from you. Are you writing another book?

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