“Surrender” is not giving up

Uncontrollable circumstances call for surrender.

In the psychological framework “surrender” is not giving up. It’s accepting what is. Embracing the reality that some things cannot be changed, undone or fixed. Surrender can provide a freedom and peace. It can be the pathway to greater joy, aliveness and effectiveness – no matter how traumatic the experience.

What we resist, persists said the great Carl Jung. Surrender to the anxiety, the divorce, the pandemic, the diagnosis, the change. Surrender to the adaptations and new requirements. Surrender to the fight and replace it with calm resolve.