I once heard someone define surrender as exactly that, “Getting on the winning side”. It stopped me in my tracks. Really? What is there to “win”, what’s the “victory” in surrender?
Well, take today, for example. I am exhausted. I did one of my famous/infamous sleep experiences of falling right to sleep, sleeping deeply and soundly from 10:00-12:45 and then, boom! Awake and up. The portal to sleep was closed to me for the next few hours. Hence, today I feel: shaky, crappy, irritated, headachy, negative, and hugely spacy.
What is there to do?
Surrender. Surrender? Really? To what?
To the feelings.
To not fight the shaky, to relax with the crappy and the irritated, to let the negative and the spacy be– eases so much struggle. Just to let it be. And as I do surrender into a crappy/spacy/headachy day, it is so much easier.
To struggle and to suffer less! Big yes.
And perhaps………..to sneak a nap later on this afternoon?