I can be a stubborn woman.
And while most of the time, that’s a good thing (tenacity often pays off ) there are times when it’s a hinderence. When it’s not in my – or anyone else’s – best interest for me to keep pushing forward.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
Often it’s the PUSHING that hinders us most. It’s the pushing that creates the turbulence we feel. It’s the pushing that creates the resistance.
And it can create resentment.
Resentment that then festers into deep-seated anger. Resentment that festers into jealousy and fear and even hatred.
Pushing is vastly different than allowing something to unfold because you believe in it, because you love it, because you deeply desire it.
You can be stubborn without pushing.
I’m not perfect. . . I’m learning. Every step I take. Every breath. Every heartbeat. And each one reminds me to be PRESENT. Right here. Right now.
I’ve been moved to tears three times this morning. Twice of my own accord and once because of someone else who released something so huge. I’m in awe of both of us!
Early this morning as I was leaning into the resentment I felt, I realized that surrender is so often the way through anything.
Deep, loving, open surrender.
Like I wrote last week, and I think it bears repeating. . .
The truth is, ALL things are working for your good. All things are here to teach you LOVE.
Let LOVE dissolve anything that does not look like love.
When you are angry. . . LOVE.
When you are hurting. . . LOVE.
When you are offended. . . LOVE.
When you are disappointed. . . LOVE.
Depressed. . . LOVE.
Afraid. . . LOVE.
Lost. . . LOVE.
When you don’t know what else to do, what direction to turn, what to say, how to feel or think or behave. . .
Just BE LOVE.
In fact, surrender to it.