It was now January 2nd, and I was packing up my Christmas decorations while listening to a new book on Audible... The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer. The premise of his story is that if we surrender to what the Universe/God has in store, our lives will work out better than we could have ever imagined. This is an interesting perspective in an era of life coaches who advise us to "manifest our dreams". There is a fine line between setting an intention and getting super caught up in forcing our dreams to happen. I think the piece we are missing, is acceptance... letting go and allowing things to happen. We must accept what life presents us and be open to taking its direction. We must listen to what the Universe/GOD has in store for us. This is the concept of "having faith". This doesn't mean we just sit around waiting for things to land in our lap. Our desires and intentions give us momentum, and we must take action... but we must trust and follow rather than being attached to the outcome of our desires. When we follow the flow, magic unfolds.
Am I brave enough to let go and fully let myself be guided through life? I must say, I am a bit scared. I've always been a planner, and I've liked to have things a certain way. But I am curious... What could open up for me in this new realm of possibility?
Here is what I have learned from the book.
1. Surrender to what life presents.
2. Take action when called upon.
3. Maintain a daily meditation/prayer practice
4. Approach everything we do as an act of spirituality and service.
I've decided to embark on a surrender experiment of my own. I welcome the magic of 2018 to unfold before me. I surrender.