Surrender Is Not the same as Giving Up

Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change….

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The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we chose to love the world.

Surrender means the decision to stop fighting the world, and to start loving it instead.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Some recent events in my life have giving me the opportunity to perfect the ‘art of surrender’.

Has this ever happened to you?…

You had some life plans. You had an idea of how you want your life to be. And, then…. things fall apart. Plans go awry. The vision does not manifest.

What do you do?

Well, I cried. I freaked out a little. I cried. I talked with close friends. I walked in nature. I spent time relaxing and being a witness to my thoughts, my feelings and my reactions to the situation.

Then, I had an insight. What if I am meant to live out a different plan? What if I am meant to follow a different path?

I played out some different scenarios in my mind that where different that my original plan, different than my original vision.

I imagined, “What if my life was different?” I imagined, “What if I ‘tried on’ a different plan?”

I realized I could do it. I realized I would be okay. I trusted that my life is divinely guided and that whatever ‘showed up’ is what is meant to show up.

Events happen in your life. You give them meaning. Your feelings come from your response to the meaning not the actual event. What meaning will you choose to give the events in your life today?

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