Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.Charles R. Swindoll
Complete Surrender. That is how I try to live my life, in complete surrender. I try to surrender to life. I try to surrender to love. I try to surrender to the universe. I try to surrender to the environment. I try to surrender to what may be happening to me.
As we live life we come across many things that affect us. We often find ourselves worrying about the future and contemplating on the past. While it is good to have a plan for the future, we tend to live in the thoughts of the future.
I went to a Tai Chi class for the first time. I have wanted to do Tai Chi since the day I found out that in the TV Show Avatar The Last Airbender, the movements for water bending is based off of the ancient Chinese martial arts of Tai Chi. I love water bending because of it’s healing properties so naturally when the opportunity came to try it I couldn’t say no.
Tai Chi is all about the breath. It’s about relaxing. It’s about letting go and flowing with what comes towards you. I just flowed, with whatever was happening. I was in a state of tranquillity. I was relaxed.
I was reminded by how I want to live my life, in complete surrender. I will only worry about the things within my control. The things that I do not control, do not warrant any attention or effort from me. We are not going to spend our time thinking about that. We are going to spend our time, energy and efforts on what we do control.
We are going to focus on the now.
I control my actions. I control my work ethic. I control me. I cannot control anything outside of me so why bother?
Does this person like me? Will I get this job? Will I do well in my exams? I do not have control over all the factors that will affect these decisions.
All I can do is control my own vibe and let things flow. Whatever will happen, will happen. I can only hope for the best.
We are constantly reacting to whatever happens to us. That’s all that we can do.
Relax. Breathe. Let go. Channel all of your energy into yourself. Enjoy Life. It’ll all be fine.
We got this far. Don’t worry. We’ll also get to where we need to go.