Surrender, detach, trust and let go.

In yoga, we are able to go deeper into many of the yoga asanas (poses) not by pushing or forcing our bodies into them, but simply by surrendering, letting go, and breathing.  Surrendering means not putting worry and fear into the process.  It means doing your part, and then relaxing and expecting that everything will work out for the best.  It is shifting your thinking to focusing on what you want to happen, and realizing that whatever happens is for your highest good.  

Detachment is also very important in attracting and creating what you want.  It is a mental letting go, just as surrender is an emotional letting go.  If you feel you can’t live without something, that your well-being is dependent upon having it, you actually repel what you desire.  

Wanting and needing are very different.  You create from wanting, from that feeling of desire, not from needing.  You can still want something, but realize that you don’t need it.  In this moment, you are whole.  You are fine without it.  Let go and trust that whatever comes will be for your highest good…even if you don’t always understand why at the moment.

I often feel stressed when I catch myself wanting to control future events and lacking a sense of trust that things will work out.  We cannot control life.  We cannot control other people.  We can, however, control our own thoughts and emotions.  There are always going to be stressful situations and events that we didn’t plan.  We need to trust that things will work out for the best and hold onto our visions.  

When I feel stressed or tense, I breathe and consciously surrender those feelings to the Universe and ask that I be guided.  I release the need to control everything in my life because I trust that the Universe has the perfect plan for me.  I continue to take the necessary steps to get where I want to be, but I also detach from the outcome and trust that whatever happens is for my greatest good.

Affirmations to help you relax and go with the flow:

“I surrender to the Universe and know that everything that happens is for my greatest good."

“I let go easily, trusting that nothing leaves my life unless something better is coming.”

“I release anything that is not for my greater good and ask it to release me.”

“I invite and allow good to come into my life.”

In love and light,

Sydney