Sweet Surrender – Day 5

January 05, 2018

“Get out of your own way.” “Just surrender control.” “You can’t do anything about it, so stop trying.” Well-meaning friends may see what our problem is—even if we can’t—and give us wise advice.

My standard reply is “How?”

Surrendering control isn’t like riding a bicycle, at least not for me. I have to learn it anew each time I do it.

Action: Surrendering means doing nothing about whatever you can’t do anything about. Try not to stare at it either. Do something else, something you can do. Try to relax, just a little. If you must do something, say “Thy will be done” and mean it.

From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

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