Our own thoughts can be a deadly thing- but only if we let them be. Too easily, we get caught up in our own heads trying to micromanage every little detail. Our minds race a million miles a minute and we just cannot shut them down. We start to become in a state of confusion, disorientation, and misguidance. We become wrapped up in the wrong things, and caught up trying to over control and over think.
We need to surrender our thoughts.
We all have our own lives and our own paths already predetermined for us, but when we try to steer off of that path, and create one of our own, we are closing ourselves off from love and guidance. We are showing the universe that we know what is best for ourselves, when actually we don’t. We try to fantasize a reality that isn’t meant to be ours and then get frustrated when we feel we aren’t achieving anything. We need to surrender our thoughts and trust the higher good.
To you, this might be a whole new concept, and that’s okay, let me explain..
We already know how thankful I am for Gabrielle Bernstein from this post here, so it’s only natural that I got inspiration from her again. (Call me a fan girl, I know ;)) In her book, The Universe Has Your Back, she talks about surrendering your thoughts, and gives her experiences too. In the book she outlines steps for surrendering and I wanted to share a few here.
One of the first steps to surrendering is to, take your hands off of the wheel through prayer. Stop trying to control every aspect of your life, and stop thinking about what you think you know. Instead, ask for guidance and have faith in yourself, and the higher good, that you will go where you are needed. Surrender your thoughts through prayer, and open yourself up to love and the universe. Find happiness and joy in living through faith and uncertainty- it truly allows for miracles to happen.
Next, know that, obstacles are detours in the right direction. There are no such things as bad experiences, rather, learning and growing opportunities. Everything happens for a reason, even if it doesn’t seem like it, it’s there. Get in the mindset that it is in new obstacles you find yourself. They will make you stronger, and put you back onto your path. You were made for something and you have a purpose. A few weeks ago I wrote about this even more, you can check out that post here .
Finally, one of the last steps is, turn over your time. Change your mindset about time, change your life. We cannot control when every situation or major event will happen, but we can control how we experience them. Surrender the buzzing and racing thoughts in your head and let go. Live in the moment and be present. Enjoy time with your friends and family, and choose love over fear. Let go of your fear that you should be doing something else, and let go of the guilt when you take time for yourself. Learn to turn off your mind and enjoy your time. Live in your life rather than just exist in it- again, I wrote more about this in a post here.
Take today and try to surrender your thoughts, even if you just do it for a moment. Invite love and faith into your life and feel yourself being guided.
Choose love over fear, and surrender you thoughts.
How can you incorporate this into your life? Do you already practice this own your own? Try it out and let me know how you feel 🙂
Enjoy your day!