Friday, 7 April 2017

Fight, Flight, or Surrender?

“Surrender” is a word that at face value has a negative connotation.  When we think of surrendering, we think of giving up, or giving in - not fighting anymore.

I would like to suggest that there are times and situations in life when the act of surrendering is not a form of giving up but of understanding and accepting what is, and what cannot be changed.

The act of surrendering requires that you accept you have no control over what is happening to you.   But actually, do you gain control by surrendering?  Can surrendering in some situations bring you peace, replenish the energy you were using to fight, and allow you to be present in the moment?

Sometimes the act of surrendering allows you to be open to your new situation in life (even when the situation is not one that you would choose) and accept with joy the people that will enter your life, the help that will come that you didn’t even know was out there, and the new experiences that would not have materialized if all of your energy was being used in fighting.

Something to think about as all of us, no matter our challenges, continue to ALWAYS LIVE STRONG.

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