What It Means to Surrender

April 6, 2015 5:53 PM

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Of the many lessons on my path of spirituality, the one that took me the longest to learn was surrender. In theory, I knew that in order to flow with life, I had to relinquish my control of the outcome and truly trust that the Universe had my best interests at heart. But in practice, the experience of surrender felt like diving off a cliff. I had to trust that the water far below would be warm and welcoming rather than cold and rocky. It was scary, yet exhilarating.

For years, I'd toyed with the idea of surrender. It felt like it was the right thing to do, but each time I tried to let go, my mind would immediately step in with an array of "What if..." scenarios. What if it doesn't work out? What if I should wait a little longer? What if I fail? I finally realiz...

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