When I was little, I used to watch shows like Road Runner and I remember whenever Wile E Coyote would get badly beat, he’d wave a white flag indicating surrender.

When we think of the word “surrender,” it usually evokes images of losing, giving up and giving in. But those of us on our healing journeys use the word differently because it’s one of the most powerful steps we can take to living an authentic life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Surrender means letting go of the things and people we cannot control. It mean releasing rigidity and hanging on to things that don’t serve us so we can allow for something new and unexpected to come into our lives. It means learning to stay present in our bodies and allowing ourselves to fully feel and experience all that happens in our lives, especially the challenging moments. It means we stop fighting ourselves and give into who we are, how we feel and the life we’ve already experienced. And through all these things, surrender teaches us to trust. We learn that we will eventually be okay no matter what happens to us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My entire journey began when I finally surrendered. I felt like there was no other choice then but now it is and an ever evolving practice I have to learn to choose again and again. Do you practice surrender?⠀⠀⠀


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