The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it – so fine that we often are on the line and do not know it!
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Spirit knows no lack or limitation. When you trust with all your spirit, heart and soul, your faith is usually rewarded. The thing that often gets in the way of being, having and doing anything you want is yourself. Yeah, there’s lots of excuses but peel those away and look at your contribution to the outcome. Deep down we know we are powerful without measure but ‘stuff’ gets in the way. Stuff like fear, and lack of trust.
Surrendering isn’t about sitting back and taking no action. You absolutely need to do everything it takes to achieve your goal. This is more about trusting the universe. Letting go of your attachment to the outcome and simultaneously being open to receive the outcomes. Cosmic, eh?
Don’t give up too soon, Don’t panic. If you’ve planned well, mapped out your goal, know it’s within your ambit then trust that the actions you take will deliver the outcome you need (note I didn’t say “outcome you seek” – ‘cos sometimes what you get isn’t what you’d hoped for and sometimes it’s so much better!). Hang onto your dream, plan or goal and keep checking that you’ve done what you need to do to facilitate it happening … and then trust that it will. Don’t give up or start madly changing course twenty seven times. Have confidence that you’ve planned and acted rightly. Certainty comes from the inside.
I guess it’s kind of like taking a trip to a new part of the country. You know where you want to go, you’ve mapped out the roads you need to follow but on the way it starts to take longer than you thought, and it’s getting darker as night falls, and you haven’t been here before, and …. you panic. You stop. You change course. You analyse your route and whether you took a wrong turn. You check again how long it’s supposed to take. But if you just carried on, knowing you’d planned well and taken the actions you needed to take – and trusted that all would be well – you’d get there, because you expected to.
Tips for surrendering :
1. Look to the past when you got what you wanted. Notice what happened, and that it did happen.
2. Keep a gratitude diary. Recognise the things you have in your life, what you are grateful for. Sometimes we get so caught up in the negatives we fail to stop and acknowledge what we already have. It could just be that we wake up to the day, we enjoyed seeing a rainbow, we have a home and can afford to at least have the basics. Whatever it is. Ever notice how some of the lowest and poorest are grateful for the smallest things?