Since childhood we are taught that surrendering is equivalent to defeat, losing, giving up. So we start growing up, building our ego, with this concept as something negative, something we should be afraid of and always avoid. So it comes to no surprise that we have a hard time letting go, giving it time, and letting things fall into place. Our egos can’t and won’t accept this, because in our minds we just can’t grasp it. It’s a battle between heart vs ego that if we are lucky and conscious enough to understand the situation and that our ego is acting up we will let our heart win, we will surrender to the universe, to a higher power. We will surrender to the power of all healing; the power of love.
I remember the first time I said “I surrender”… It was during meditation, at that time I was having a hard time understanding what my life mission was. I kind of knew what I wanted to be doing with my life, I just didn’t know how to or where to start. I was confused and scared to make a decision. While meditating I felt like talking… I wasn’t sure who I was talking to, maybe God, maybe myself , honestly I was talking to whoever or whatever would give me some kind of answer, I just felt the need to ask for help and hopefully get answers. So I talked… I said “You know what? I don’t know how to deal with this; I don’t have the answers… I’m here and I’m all ears, please take me, and let me understand what road I should take… I’m all yours. I surrender. Please help me.”
Then it came, I understood that I didn’t need to have everything figured out at that moment and most importantly that I didn’t have to make a decision alone. After that I felt calm, at peace with myself and my surroundings, I finally understood that I was exactly where I needed to be, and the road I was in, was and is the right one, and everything will continue falling into place, as I keep walking forward.
Once you come to terms with this and surrender, you understand that everything is a blessing, that there are no coincidences and nothing is ever a mistake. The people and the situations that come into your life are the ones you need and they will be your teachers and help you grow. Everything that is meant for you is and will be, and it will come when it needs to come. As the great Rumi said “What you seek, is seeking you”.
We need to trust, to let go. We need to open our hearts and break free; Un-learn everything that keeps us contained and afraid. Let’s surrender to love, to faith, to the Universe.