In class, a participant by the name of Aubrey expressed that he was experiencing a lot of things start to move and unfold in his life. Things that he was resigned about, things that he thought would never come to fruition. All of a sudden, it started happening. His business was booming, he's confidence was rising, and his relationship with the world had taken a sharp turn for the better.
We all wanted to know how! How could this be that he was having a domino effect in his life?? We sat at the edge of our seats waiting for his secret -- this HAD to be big! We stared at him in silence.
"I finally surrendered"
After he said those words, the room understood what he was saying, but it hadn't really settled in quite yet. He went on to talk about how he was trying to force a result, and in doing that, it left no room for that particular result to just happen; it had no space.
Aubrey put the time, energy, and talent in for years. It was the moment that he chose to just let it "be" when things started clicking into place. He wasn't attached to the result. Meaning, he let go of the picture in his head of what it should look like.
Right then, mountains moved.
Try it on.
I've taken this on personally, in many areas on my life. Most recently when seeing GG creator, Nan Luma, in NYC this past weekend. I surrendered to my trip. I allowed my friends to show me around town. I put my trust in them. I gave up wanting to have the night go a certain way. It turned out greater than I could have anticipated! They showed me a weekend that I never would have seen on my own terms.
Surrendering doesn't mean a loss of power. It's more of staying afloat in the river of life. Enjoying the journey instead of trying to swim upstream.