I think it is safe to say that these days we are going through a massive amount of unknowns. And that is a very tough situation for our controlling mind. It will create this continuous mantra of questions: how long will this last? will I be safe? will my loved ones be safe? when will I be able to hug my parents or my children again? will I have enough money to get through this? And so on, and so on... if we let it. Because you know, it is a trap. And once we allow this trap to suck us in, convince us that we are stuck and that tomorrow is hopeless, once we allow that, we start losing ourselves.
It is true that we cannot change the situation and we definitely have no control over it, but we can change how we look at it. We have the option to look at the unknown as a place of possibilities instead of a place of fear and disaster. And I know that this is easier said than done. I know, because it is something I am doing every day, over and over again. It is a commitment I make and have been making since my cancer diagnosis in 2011. I have taken many steps into the unknown since. I have surrendered many times since. And I keep doing it. Because this is an ongoing journey and every step we take is a step further and deeper.
I have discovered that surrendering to the unknown is not dangerous. I have discovered that letting go of my control will not kill me. On the contrary, I have discovered that the more I surrender, the more freedom and beauty I find in my life. The act of surrender does not necessarily have to be this big leap, it can just as powerfully be done with small steps multiple times a day. Surrendering to the unknown means having infinite trust in yourself. And I can tell you from my own experience that you are worth that trust, we all are.
The unknown is a place beyond control and expectations. It is a place beyond habits, beliefs and patterns. It is a place where everything is possible. And yes, for most of us getting there is one of the most uncomfortable journeys we will ever take. The more we are willing to surrender, the less uncomfortable it will get. With so many unknowns bombarding our life right now, it is important to hold on to the knowing that we will, beyond a shadow of a doubt, discover the beauty that is waiting in this unknown.
So what if we acknowledge our controlling mind and shift its mantra to: what am I grateful for today? what act of love can I do today? what is my vision for this new world that is waiting for us? what am I creating today? how many smiles will I hand out today?
And this shift, pure and simple, will bring you into the energy of surrendering to the unknown, opening up the space for beautiful emotions to replace the fear and anxiety. Much love to all of you.