3 Reasons Why Letting Go Is Your Best Path
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3 Reasons Why Letting Go Is Your Best PathThe Splendor of Surrender
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Surrender sits at the heart of enjoying a truly serene and successful life. By “surrender” I’m not referring to waving a white flag or giving up, but instead the willingness and ability to let go. Here are my three top tips to fully embrace the joy and grace continuously flowing through every moment of existence:
1. Know deeply that everything happens to help you
Creation is occurring in its awe-inspiring glory right now. Everything happens to help you to wake up, learn how to love unconditionally and live your purpose. To resist life is to push away magic and miracles. Trying to make life look how you think it should is the equivalent of trying to squeeze the universe through the eye of a needle. The universe in which we play is abundant. It is trying to give you everything. Always. There isn’t a moment when what you need isn’t given to you freely. Yet, if you continue to hold on to the self-imposed limitations in your mind, you can only get, at best, your beliefs about what you think is possible. Remain open to brand new things showing up. For you to get to where you need to be you must be willing to let your life take you to places that you might think you don’t want to go, so be open and expectant of unforeseen miracles.
2. Do less to be infinitely more
For the most wonderful life, you don’t need to “do anything” inside yourself except be fully attentive to whatever is presented to you each moment. Within you always is supreme consciousness, full of light, love and enlightenment. It’s yours for the experiencing. All that’s required to inherit its riches is your attentiveness. The more you let go, the more you will find the fullness of still, silent space and the perfection of life’s unfolding.
3. Surrender to what is, while changing whatever you want
Resisting reality doesn’t change reality; it only makes you stressed and causes unnecessary suffering. Why reject life? Isn’t it more appealing to surrender to what is? To let things be as they are, and with a calm mind and courageous heart take whatever action is required? You can resist what is, or you can let the universe give you what you need to wake up to ever-increasing levels of inner peace, joy, love and freedom. Surrender gives you this life-affirming choice. It is by far the best strategy if serenity and success are what you genuinely want.
Allowing reality to show up in all its glorious and unexpected ways is so much more fun. You have front-row seats at this phenomenal event called your life. Surrender to what is, and I guarantee that you will enjoy the boundless benefits of Mind Calm Meditations and see with your own awakened eyes that the secret to success is stillness.