#thoughtoftheday #Repost @thegoddessrebellion (@get_repost)
To surrender to something doesn’t mean that we have to submit or succumb. It simply suggests that in order to deal with something efficiently, we have to accept it. Although that sounds rather simplistic, it’s often difficult for people to see things as they are. We unconsciously approach situations with how we think they should be and what they say about us, which suggests we’ve embedded our own meaning into external things that are likely outside of our realm of control. Surrendering means letting something be, removing our biases and identities from what it reveals, and approaching it without overly attaching ourselves to its outcome.
As humans, we only have control over our inner selves. We cannot force another person, circumstance or event into submission for very long. And we must have enough trust in ourselves and the way of the world to know that nothing depends on us to control it. We can allow ourselves to be okay with what we cannot change, and focus our energy instead on what we can: taking care of ourselves, learning, practicing kindness and empathy, finding the motivation for accomplishment, introducing a new idea into the world, etc. Anything else and we’re just a hamster in a wheel — no further along, and really tired out.
When we surrender to what is, we can finally approach it as it is. We no longer embed our sense of self into whether or not we can “fix” a problem — or whether it’s even a problem in the first place. It’s about admitting that there are some things we cannot change, and that’s more than okay. We’re not supposed to be perfect, and life isn’t always going to be fair. The world spins madly on with or without us, and it does so whether we accept this fact or not. All we can do is the best that we can with what we have and know at the time. And that has to be enough.