It All Begins With Letting Go
Imagine a world with no anxiety. Where mankind fully trusted in a benevolent divine force.
If only we could arrive at this peace of mind.
But how do we overcome the feeling of unease? How can we mitigate the prevalence of anxiety and fear?
In an age of uncertainty these forces seem to be increasingly overwhelming.
So where do we start?
It all starts with trust, which is the flip side of peace of mind. They go together. To place our trust fully into a force greater than ourselves.
To be confident in this compassionate and all powerful force.
A force which is always attentive even to the smallest details. Knows what’s best for you and has always been there for you.
A force which provides complete protection and possesses infinite goodness, to those who deserve it or not.
But in order to achieve trust, there is one great hurdle we must overcome. We need to let go first. We must surrender control.
If we are worried, it is because we want to retain control.
Yes, we certainly have to make every effort to influence the outcome. We must do our part. But simultaneously, we must not forget that we cannot control it.
We can only control our own lives. And that’s where we should exercise control.
As the saying goes, “G-d grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
Ultimately, only one force has full control of the outcome. Fortunately, it is the divine force, which is compassionate and all powerful.
It is always present in the macro and the micro, it is attentive at all times.
This light and warmth, would be even more present in our lives, if we would let go and surrender.
This is the only way to arrive at the serenity of the soul.