Wake up & think positive
Surrender to the day
A thought that might come to mind when you think of surrender is defeat but to surrender is not necessarily defeat . It can be a victory because it is the end of a battle. Neither is surrender to be thought to be contrary to having courage. To surrender is simply a means to an end.To know when to surrender is wise. When it it is time to surrender, you also need some courage to do so.
Do you wake up with worry and worry about the day that has not already happened? Do you wake up and wonder what the day holds in store for you? The waking moment can be one of our most vulnerable times of the day and especially Monday morning. It is when you might question your purpose the most and when you might ask yourself more about the meaning of life or the meaning to your life. It is when fear of the future can take its greatest hold on you and it can take some time to jolt yourself out of the vulnerable state that you find yourself in. It can take some time to re-align yourself.
If it is any consolation, life does have some meaning. Your life has some meaning, especially if you touch other lives in a positive way. If you are husband or wife, you touch another life. If you are a good friend,you are available in times of need. If you are a parent, you are a guide and responsible for a life or several lives. If you are a worker and provide a service, you touch other lives. The day may require you to play multiple roles in each and every one of these capacities but each has some meaning and provides some meaning for you and to the day.
If you can learn to surrender to the day with positivity on your side, the day will not turn out to be as bad as you originally expected it to be. If you can surrender to the roles that you have to play today, rather than doing battle with yourself in each capacity, you will find more peace of mind and it could turn out to be a very fulfilling day.
You cannot always be in control, even if you want to be. There are some things that you can control and there are some things that you cannot control. You can control getting out of bed and re-aligning yourself to be your best for the day. You cannot control the traffic but you can control your mind and your reaction to it. You can surrender to the traffic rather than spend your early morning battling with the thought. Play some relaxing music along the way and try to enjoy the ride. You cannot control all the changes that are going on at work. You can question them but unless you work for yourself, you cannot control the corporate changes. You simply have to surrender to them. You cannot control a call from your child's school to inform you that they are sick but surrender to the needs of your child and go take care of the child.
If you prefer another word for surrender, you can supplement it with ` flow ‘ or think of the process as flowing with the day. You can flow with the tide or against the tide of the day. If you can flow with the tide, you find the day to be less of a battle and you find less of a battle in your mind. Surrender to the day and to the things that have to be done without too much conflict. Surrender to what needs to get done and what you know that you can get done today and you will find some fulfillment to the day.
Do not be afraid of the day or what lies ahead. Be your best and neither the day nor anyone else can ask more of you in any of your capacities.. Enjoy the ride through the day as driver and or passenger. Flow through the day like a beautiful breeze in whichever role you have to play today or the multiple roles that you play as a spiritual being having a human experience.
Surrender to positivity and have a great Monday morning.
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