Trust the processes of your awakening.
“When you have the exquisite combination of acceptance, responsibility and defenselessness, you will experience life flowing with effortless ease.”
Of all the aspects we discover on the Path of Transformation, one of the most powerful is surrender. The spiritual knowledge of surrender as power flies directly in the face of the logic of the ego which cries out for action.
The initial reaction to any obstacle is the desire to find a way around it or through it. We look for solutions and finding none, become stressed and lose vital energy in frustration. Moving into acceptance or surrender does not meet throwing up your hands in despair or apathy, giving up the moment you are thwarted. Instead, it can be consciously utilized as a moment to put your spiritual knowledge into practice knowing that all things happen for you… not to you. This moment is one that you can use to accelerate your soul’s evolution.
That movement from frustration to empowerment is the path. Instead of experiencing ongoing ego-related reactivity or falling into old stories and patterns, we can choose to observe what arises and begin to look inward for the purpose behind the challenge.
Make any necessary choices from a space of love rather than from one of fear. My favorite mantra to utilize in these situations is:
Act with integrity, do your best, accept what is.
You may find that a new way to move forward presents itself. Assistance may arrive in forms that you had never imagined. You have the opportunity to discover the power of surrender and allow the mysteries of the Universe to unfold all around you.