Daily Ground – – – February 6
Surrender to win!
Surrender! Lean into life with its ups and downs. Don’t tighten against the feelings and thoughts that come at you – observe and learn from them. Definitely don’t simply act on all of your thoughts and feelings, but there is no need to fear them.
Letting go and leaning in will bring peace. Just try it. It doesn’t happen overnight, it takes practice. Thoughts aren’t bad – we learn from them. Watching them and defining them for what they are instead of letting them stir up emotions that make no sense in the present.
Recently I received a call from a friend that she wasn’t going to be able to keep her plans with me. I got so hurt and shaken. The feelings didn’t make sense. I felt angry and like I was going to cry. I wanted to yell at her and tell her how she disappointed me. Instead I stopped. I sat down. I took some deep breaths and realized I just loved this person. I love her spirit and her energy. I simply wanted to be around her. I simply wanted something I couldn’t have.
Once I stripped down the thoughts and feelings like that, I smiled. I knew it wouldn’t be too long before we planned something else together. Instead of wanting and desiring, I just surrendered to the present moment.