The power of surrendering.
When we are younger, we are taught that to surrender, is to give up as a sign of weakness. In war, in sports, and in battles. We grow up believing we have to fight. We have to speak. We have to work really hard. We have to overexert effort for us to get what we want out of life and from people, but the older I get, I begin to somewhat disagree.
One thing I know for sure is that surrendering is not a sign of weakness. Depending on the circumstance, it's actually a manifestation of power and self control.
There may very well be a difference between Giving Up vs. Giving in.
Giving In is surrendering to temptations that compromise your being; usually peer pressure and unhealthy habits. As women, giving in might even be letting your guard down and allowing an unhealthy person in your space. You know, how you knew you should stop entertaining thoughts or presence of that romantic interests, but they coy their way back in your mind and spirit, and you give in. You can give in to the desire to quit a race, a workout regiment, or striving for a goal.
Depending on circumstances, giving up can be an absolutely powerful experience, time and time again. Give " it" up. What is "it"? Anything that really involves the serving of your ego. It can be the fears and doubts you have around being in a healthy long term relationship. It can be the dissatisfaction and judgment you experience when you look in the mirror. Give up the inability to just walk out into the world completely comfortable in your natural self. Give up the anger, bitterness and distrust you have for others. Give up the worry, guilt, anxiety, and shame you experience at any moment because you can't completely control anything. Give up and surrender to the possibility of love, abundance and joy.
As always, I speak to you as I am on my own journey, and I can honestly say, the road of surrendering is one I travel everyday. To be honest, my progress is always manifested in conversation. I am working on not interrupting others or feeling the need to get the last word in or even impose my opinion. Boy oh boy, when I can get through a whole conversation and hold my peace, I celebrate. We must celebrate every win on our journey.
To surrender and give in to a power outside of you in order to expand the power within you, is transformational every step of the way. It's not easy, but the toll you pay on the road to mental and spiritual freedom is worth it.
Let Go. Give Up.