The Catholic Midlife Podcast

with Curtis and Karen Herbert

The Catholic Midlife Podcast

with Curtis and Karen Herbert

The Catholic Midlife Podcast

with Curtis and Karen Herbert

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Listening to Karen and Curtis speak about the messy middle with its accompanying insecurity. I think of Proverbs 31 and the call to "laugh at the days to come." Finding hope in the unknown future and realizing we are always going to be in an insecure place to some extent until we find our home in Heaven. Thanks for a great podcast!

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126 | Disciplines So What and Wrap Up

What have we been talking about? The last several episodes have been about the Disciplines of a master. We discuss why these are important, give examples from our own lives, and do some wrapping-up of the whole discipline topic. You could pick one and spend a week working with it, how cool could that be?? 

125 | Perfection in Connection

We can be tempted to think of religion as a personal project of seeking holiness. That’s our age of individualism breaking everything down to me: my role, my task, my burden, my initiative. In this age of individualism and atomization, we can easily forget the importance of seeking connection with other people, nature, and our own inner lights. Yet being CONNECTED is crucial to being human, to thriving, and to getting anything done in the real world. What are the signs of a loss of connection with others? With creation? With yourself? 
Confidence Energy

124 | Hello, Confidence Energy, great to see ya here!

Confidence energy. When you remove fears that are useless and put some trust into the process (remember that episode?), confidence energy can start to show up. Decide to choose it. It’s about the power you have to create the change - you believe that YOU have the power to create the change. It’s the CRUCIAL difference. It does not look at the problem, it sees opportunities and solutions. It focuses on how YOU are showing up at the moment. Your PERSPECTIVE pans out to see the bigger picture when you have confidence energy. When fears are not your primary counselors,...

123 | Fearlessness to release useless fears and choose from purpose

Fear is natural. It's a natural emotion. Why, then, do we have this emphasis on fearlessness? There are things that naturally come up in life that are always going to give rise to fear. In those situations, probably what's needed is courage. Courage to act in the face of feeling fear and doing the right thing. Fearlessness is different and addresses all the rest of the fears we have. Fears that are actually meant to be released and not to be overcome. So courage is feeling your fear and overcoming it.  Fearlessness is releasing the fears that you don't really...

122 | Cultivate serenity and power using the discipline of trusting the process

God made you. So live your life. It’s YOUR job. If you are living a version of your life only because it’s the version that someone else thinks is what you should do, you will feel it in your bones. It will sap your power, meaning that sense of agency that creates energy to live your life. Authenticity looks like Acting from your core; doing/saying/showing up from your beliefs, values, choices, perspectives, and talents; being true to yourself, and living with integrity. Being authentic means being emotionally honest, clear about your experience of the world, and free of pretense. Being...

121 | Cultivate serenity and power using the discipline of trusting the process

So often, we're looking ahead. We're looking to the future. We're waiting until something happens or until we get to the next place, or to the next milestone. Or we're worried and anxious about what might happen in the future. That’s living in the future and not living in the present where we're meant to be. Our power is in the present and it is where God meets us. Learning how to trust the process of your own life, and in the events of your life, requires confidence in God’s providence, a release of the desire to control, and a...

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