Up until this past year, I've always felt the compulsion to "be in control". As soon as plans, trips, events, hangouts, etc. would turn out differently than what I had "originally planned", chaos ensued. I would feel myself begin turning red hot, as waves of panic and worry consumed my mind. Nowadays, I am gradually understanding what it means to surrender.
Surrendering = cease resistance
Rather than resisting the unfolding of the present moment, I learn to accept, embrace, and eventually dive into the full beauty of this very moment. Whenever unpleasant feelings or situations arise, I've recognized the accelerated benefit of following these 3 steps:
1. Accept- this goes hand in hand with surrendering, the more we resist or denounce what is already unfolding, we put ourselves through unnecessary suffering. Remember, "pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional". Being aware of the situation and moving into a place of acceptance will help the uneasiness/judgments/pain to flow through you rather than become a part of you and create energetic blocks.
2. Understand- Eventually, when your egoic mind is able to detach from what is, what should be, and what is not... you will come to see what truly is. Through observing the situation, yourself, and others without judgment and only compassion, you begin to understand why things are happening the way they are. Every unpleasant experience and interaction is meant to reveal to you a deeper part of your beingness. You see and understand the opportunity to break free of your karmic debt in order to flow back into a state of inner-peace and easy love.
3. Appreciate- Ultimately, when you allow the moment to unfold naturally, gently, without projecting your ego onto the situation or trying to dictate any outcome, you'll see with clarity why things happened in the manner which they did. You'll soon realize the sweet nectar of the experience (regardless of how pleasant or unpleasant), to wear on your tool belt as you carry your positive learnings along the way. When you recognize the growth potential hidden from plain sight contained within every unpleasant experience, you begin to appreciate the experience for the increasingly beautiful, wiser, and radiant YOU you become as a result... each time!
I truly hope my personal experiences connect with a deeper part of you and empower you to become the best version of yourself.
"Ever a work in progress, yet every bit worth the process"- TT
Love & Light My Beauties <3
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