Before the breakdown spiritual awakening, I lived by the motto, "Let go and let Brené." As you can imagine, it wasn't very effective.
Turning things over is not an easy process for me. Several years ago I made a God box and it really helped. I found tremendous comfort in the process of writing down my hopes and fears on torn pieces of paper, folding up the scraps, and literally putting them away. I haven't used my God box in over a year. Like most good things, faith is a practice and I stopped practicing this piece of my faith. Why is it so easy to walk away from the things that are working and cling to the things that don't!
A couple of weeks ago I spoke in Charlotte, North Carolina. After my talk, a man approached me and handed me a gift. His name is Roger Strom and he's a potter. The gift was this amazing bowl. Not only do I love the message, I needed the reminder. My new God box is a vulnerability bowl! How perfect is that?
If you have thoughts or ideas about turning things over - I'd love to hear them! Also, here's a link to a beautiful article titled, "Inside the God Box" in Real Simple Magazine.