The Art of Surrendering
Maybe you’re praying that a loved one recovers from a serious illness — or that your new date calls again, or that your son gets into his top college choice. Whatever the situation, times like these challenge us to go beyond life skills like critical thinking or organization. In these cases, when you truly have no sway in the outcome, only a higher, more spiritual skill will get you through: the ability to surrender.
Knowing how to surrender reflects spiritual maturity — and it requires patience and practice. But it’s worth it. When I think about my own life, I can see that when I’m able to relinquish my will to a higher power, things are no longer a struggle; life gets easier. I don’t waste enormous amounts of energy trying to maintain an illusion of control. Instead, I find that by releasing my grip, a…
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