The Ridiculously Awesome Practice of Surrendering

Source http://zenhabits.net/surrender/

By Leo Babauta

Every day in this world is a shaky, uncertain, constantly changing landscape — and that causes us to try to get control.

We create lists, systems, routines, schedules, comfort foods, comfortable environments … we build our whole lives and identities around these comforts and control. We try to control the uncontrollable evershifting landscape of our lives.

And it doesn’t work. You can’t get a firm grasp on the fluidity of life. And so we get stressed, procrastinate, feel hurt, get depressed or anxious, get angry or frustrated, lash out or complain.

Into this craziness I’d like to suggest the ridiculously awesome practice of surrendering.

What does this mean? It’s the idea of letting go of some of our systems and instincts to get control, trying to make the world exactly as we like it, trying to avoid all the things we dislike … and instead, relaxing, …

Source http://zenhabits.net/surrender/

By Leo Babauta

Every day in this world is a shaky, uncertain, constantly changing landscape — and that causes us to try to get control.

We create lists, systems, routines, schedules, comfort foods, comfortable environments … we build our whole lives and identities around these comforts and control. We try to control the uncontrollable evershifting landscape of our lives.

And it doesn’t work. You can’t get a firm grasp on the fluidity of life. And so we get stressed, procrastinate, feel hurt, get depressed or anxious, get angry or frustrated, lash out or complain.

Into this craziness I’d like to suggest the ridiculously awesome practice of surrendering.

What does this mean? It’s the idea of letting go of some of our systems and instincts to get control, trying to make the world exactly as we like it, trying to avoid all the things we dislike … and instead, relaxing, …