Originally posted 10/14/19
How often do you do it?
Surrender that is.
Do you, like me, find yourself trying to make sure every little detail is just so?
Trying to control every step of every process?
It’s a safety mechanism. Thinking that we have control over the minute details of our lives allows us to feel a modicum of safety. If we can predict how exactly the dishes will be washed and put away, it allows us to feel like we are the creator and controller of our lives.
Sounds silly, but it’s true.
Maybe, like Rumi said, it’s time to try something different.
Surrendering the control, trusting that everything is happening for us in perfect timing, allows our life to play out just as it should.
That doesn’t mean we don’t get to make choices and decisions. We do. It simply means we trust our instincts, make the decision, and let go of trying to control the outcome.
We get to let go of the stress, the worry, and the micromanaging. We get to accept and allow what is right now.
I’m working on letting go of the story that stressing about something equals being productive.