8. Surrender to what is.
In one of my favorite interviews, Oprah speaks to author and coach Iyanla Vanzant. They’re discussing the meaning of surrender. Iyanla says that the interesting thing about surrender is that people think it looks like you’re giving up and caving in, but in reality surrender looks like opening up your arms ready to catch what’s yours.
So it’s time to open your arms. It’s time to be open to what’s coming your way. Surrender to the flow of life. Let yourself experience the beauty of life’s gifts for you.
So much of surrendering depends on our ability to shift focus. How do we determine what we focus on? Our focus is simply our view, our lens through which we see our lives. Our focus is determined by what we pay attention to. What we pay attention to can be steered if we take time to be present and align ourselves with the present moment.