Living in crisis, chaos and conflict and not trusting outcomes causes more anxiety and the need to control. The idea that we can control situations, is an illusion that causes most of us a great deal of suffering and starts to control us.
When we choose to give up the belief that we can make reality different, we often have no control over the situation, but we do have control over what we choose to do, what we think, and how we feel—that’s surrender a choice of a more peaceful response.
Surrender is the beautiful soft space of acceptance. It can be the path into more lightness in our daily lives and gratitude and joy in our hearts. It is accepting and allowing life to unfold and to be what it is, irrespective of our agendas, expectations, and judgments. It’s that profound feeling of relief that is deeply rooted in trust and awakens our sense of acceptance.
This is the essence of surrender, asking for the help we need and where everything starts to shift. When we are armouring up and reactive, we need to pause take a deep breath and trust the outcome of surrender. The pinnacle of evolved and enlightened behaviour is making a choice to surrender.
“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh