Give up, Scars and Selection
Virtually a 12 months in the past, on my 48th bday, I obtained the phrase “give up” tattooed on my proper arm. It was my first and ONLY tattoo. I wished that phrase as a result of it means quite a bit to me. I do know now (and knew when it turned my phrase to reside by) that surrendering is the one approach for me to reside. The alternative of give up, to me, means to CONTROL and management is an phantasm.
After we ‘attempt’ to regulate issues, (circumstances, conditions, our our bodies, even folks) it units us up for disappointment, failure and disappointment. We waste time chasing an phantasm. And dang I lived in “management” for 48 years.
After we let go of that management, keep current and study to simply accept that life occurs FOR us, not TO us, there are large items with that. Classes, progress, peace, pleasure, connection, deep friendships to be discovered, and a lot achievement.
After I lastly GOT that I wished it tattooed , on my RIGHT arm, PERMANENTLY in order that I’d be reminded of it each day.
Little did I do know that day getting that tattoo that scars would additionally line that arm as a deep reminder later.
I didn’t know then what 2020 would convey.
I didn’t know that I’d have the accident and accidents that I had now
I didn’t know that there could be so many large shifts in so many areas
However the phrase… give up has continued to serve me properly.
I can confidentially say that 2020 has been nothing however blessings to me . Not due to what has occurred or what is occurring however due to how I’ve SURRENDERED to all of it.
Life occurs FOR us to not us. It’s a selection to take a look at it that approach.