How many times have you kept pushing for something to happen only to find yourself getting nowhere?
You live in a society that encourages you to push forward, work hard, never give up, and persevere. While the intention to strive and succeed is motivated to keep you evolving, it can also leave you feeling as if you keep failing at this game of life.
The game of life is quite masterful in its allowance of choice and free will. If you think of a chess game, the object to maneuver with clever strategies and mindfulness is the way to win the game. When playing a game of chess, you would not force movements, you would take your time, think before you make your move, and feel into it.
Life can become incredibly fast paced leaving you lost in the shuffle. If you find yourself in this whirlwind of never-ending tasks and feeling as if you can’t make things happen, it may be time to enter the state of surrender. There are many things in life that can make you feel out of control especially when you are faced with uncertainty. No matter how many expectations you have for tomorrow, you are only given this present moment. Being in control can feel safe, as if you have some magical power that keeps everything running smoothly. When you attempt to control things, you are creating the assumption that something could happen if you don’t.
If you find yourself struggling, worrying, not knowing what tomorrow will bring, feeling stressed, exhausted, working hard to make something change that never does, then be willing to let go. The Universe, God, your Creator, are all signaling for you to STOP and SURRENDER.
I know that may sound scary and can be extremely difficult when you let go of control and the feeling of safety it provides. When you surrender it means to stop fighting with the false beliefs within yourself and the natural flow of things. Surrender is the complete and total acceptance of what is and trusting the process.
You may think it will be a challenge to not take action and sit back and go into the energy of allowing, but when you do this with faith you will feel the peace flow within you. The action you do need to take is to intentionally choose to shift consciously and deliberately into surrender energy.
Do you wish to keep going against the flow and pushing against the tides or do you wish to surrender and let go of pushing for what you “think” is best? Do you have 5 or 10 minutes? Of course, you do! If you truly want change to happen in your life it is up to you to recognize when it is time to take your hands off the wheel and surrender. Let trust and faith join you as you sit in quiet for 5 to 10 minutes. Make it your intention to surrender to the unknown and allow the Universe, God, your Creator, to take your worries and transform them into magical outcomes.
This week I challenge you to surrender and let go of the things and situations in your life that you have been trying to control with no end in sight. Put aside 5 to 10 minutes each day to sit in quiet, go into your heart, and surrender your worries by putting them into the hands of something more powerful than you……God, Creator, and the Universe.
Always remember, you are more than your pain, more than your scars, and more than your fear.