Letting Go and Trusting Life
I attract clients who are ultra-capable, resilient, and willing to give their all to overcome challenges. It’s often unsettling for them when they encounter situations that require surrender, trust, and letting go.
I’m no stranger to this myself. I used to let go and trust life only after I’d tried every logical solution and beat my metaphorical head into a wall. There’s a much better way.
Pushing harder and over-analyzing are not the keys to a fulfilling life, despite what our culture may suggest. Finding a balance between giving our best and surrendering to the flow of life is the true path to happiness and security.
Many of us believe we know what the right outcome in a situation should be, but here’s the truth—we don’t know what the right outcome truly is. Sometimes, a setback or challenge paves the way for something greater than we can fathom. Our fixation on a specific outcome hinders the natural flow of life.
The Shift from Control to Surrender
Our culture teaches us to be ever-vigilant, always in control, and constantly analytical. We spend so much time in this mindset, thinking it’s the path to success. But when we release our grip on certainty, embrace change, and welcome the unknown, we open up to new possibilities. It’s natural to fear the unknown, but embracing it brings flexibility and resilience to our lives.
The Power of Non-Thinking
Recognizing the harmful impact of negative thinking and rumination is the first step to freedom from suffering. Negative thoughts and over-analysis create suffering, and the more we think negatively, the more we suffer. This spiral leads to harmful physical and emotional reactions. To break free from this cycle, we must remind ourselves that suffering comes from our thinking. It cannot arise without it. Move your body, examine an item with as many of your five senses as you can, breathe, or think about something you appreciate.
Surrender and the Divine
Surrendering is not a sign of weakness; it’s a practice of aligning with the divine and allowing higher forces to guide you. Starting the day by acknowledging the presence of a higher power can bring a sense of co-creation, peace, and spiritual growth. When we learn to co-create our lives with the divine, we feel less alone in this vast universe.
Have Faith and Let Go
Exercising faith means believing that, ultimately, things will work out for the greater good. When we have faith, we acknowledge that we are part of something greater and that we are being taken care of by higher forces. Even if the outcome isn’t what we desired, it doesn’t mean we’re not supported. Every delay is not a denial. Trust that higher forces are at work, guiding you toward a better future.
Remember, when you’re in a challenging situation and feel overwhelmed, stop and let go. Releasing that frenetic energy and panic opens the door for higher forces to intervene and guide you. Sometimes, we think we have it all figured out, but in reality, our over-analysis and rumination prevent us from seeing the bigger picture. By surrendering, you allow the universe to offer solutions beyond your current perspective.
This week, let this be your guide:
Show up, do your best, and let go. Trust life. Allow the universe to take the reins.
For a deeper dive into surrender, letting go, and trusting life. Check out this podcast episode: