Last updated on December 29th, 2020 at 09:21 pm
Earlier this year, I was on the beach when suddenly, stillness came over me. I began to get lost in a thought, but one that kept reoccurring.
“Surrender. Surrender to the unknown. Don’t worry about what’s out of your control.”
Little did I know that theme would amplify throughout the entire year.
Ringing in my ear, like an alarm. A constant reminder that I needed to let go.
But of what?
I guess that’s what 2020 was really about—at least for me.
With it being one of the most anxiety inducing years of… just about everyone’s lives. One thing’s for certain—we had to surrender.
Many of us couldn’t see 2020 coming, even if we had the vision.
I mean, who tf could have predicted a pandemic to this magnitude?
Okay, maybe some scientist saw this coming.
But we as a people thought 2020 was going to be something epic, and in ways it was. It’ll definitely go down in history.
What I’m trying to say is we create these elaborate plans by mapping out our futures. We think we’ll stay with a certain someone for life. We think we’ll have certain experiences.
But God/The Universe/The Most High has plans for us, that don’t always follow our man-made timelines.
The message I was receiving was about rolling with the punches.
Because life is just one big amusement park. Sometimes the ride is filled with peaks and valleys. Sometimes it’s full of adventure. And at other times you just coast by.
But ultimately, you have to surrender.
And if you’re someone who struggles with worrying about the future *subtweet to myself* you couldn’t possibly fathom what’s in store for you.
Surrendering is meant to be empowering, because it allows you to “protect your peace” by trusting in your journey.
By surrendering, you relinquish the need to control, the uncontrollable.
You plan, but you learn to flow.
If this year has taught us anything, it’s to just be. To surrender to life and allow yourself to fully take in where you are. Right now.