There is a very fine line between ‘why’ as an objection and ‘why’ as a way to understand the lesson, the wisdom and as a way to use the challenge as a tool for growth. What’s the point of an exam if we succumb to failing over and over and over again?
After ambiguity, stability has been my second most challenging test… For years, I kept postponing my life, my dreams, my career, my happiness, until my life ‘stabilizes’… and it doesn’t seem to… One lesson after another, one situation after another, one challenge after another – life doesn’t seem to slow down or calm down… It keeps going and I keep postponing. Perhaps my lesson wasn’t about being satisfied and surrendering after all, I finally reasoned… it was about learning to work and strive under pressure, under stress, under life challenges… My lesson wasn’t about slowing down and hiding from the wind until it passes…. The wind won’t stop blowing and life won’t stop challenging us over and over and over again… My challenge was rather about learning to flow with the wind without getting drifted away, without losing my purpose, my dreams, my true ‘me’ and without being so stiff that the wind will break me.
Life taught me that sometimes surrendering is not in slowing down or stop trying, sometimes surrendering is actually in keeping the momentum despite the adversary, despite the challenges, despite the chaos, despite the blowing wind.
Surrendering is a function of the heart… the heart is always in a state of surrender, awe and satisfaction with the Divine… The heart knows that everything happens for a reason, for a higher wisdom whether we understand this wisdom at the time of the challenge or we never do…the heart trusts the process, trusts the wisdom and trusts its Creator…
Yet, the body should remain in a state of motion, strive and action… At times, it might need to slow down and breathe, but, as I mentioned in my previous blog, "Courage doesn't always roar... Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I'll try again tomorrow" (Mary Ann Radmacher)
So, dear friend, never stop the motion… never stop trying again tomorrow and never ever stop “surrendering”!