3 responses to “The Art of Letting Go”

  1. Barb Markway

    I love the Rainer Maria Rilke quote. When I used to have energy to scrapbook, I would write that quote (in perfect calligraphy) at the front of each book. You make so many good points: “It’s funny how determination and will power can be so difficult to apply to the goal of doing less, instead of doing more.” I never thought of it that way, but it’s so true. I just shared this on my Self-Compassion Project FB page and am going to go tweet it, too!

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  2. New Thoughts for the New Year « The Self-Compassion Project

    [...] The Art of Letting Go, by Lisa Lorden Myers, an author and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue sufferer who works passionately to help others cope with chronic illness. It’s funny how determination and will power can be so difficult to apply to the goal of doing less, instead of doing more.  We may know how to commit ourselves to goals and work to achieve them, but can we have similar determination to rest and to heal?  Can our will power be devoted to “letting go”?  Perhaps the New Year is a time to re-focus ourselves less on doing, and more onbeing. [...]

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