Surrender & Release

Published March 17, 2016 by LoveTrustFaith

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“Love is the goal. Life is the journey.” – Osho

 

Hey Everybody!

I know I just wrote a blog post yesterday but I’m feeling pretty positive and uplifted today so I wanted to share what was on my mind. I have a lot of thoughts at the moment so hang on to your hats folks!

What I realized today is that I truly want to be happy. I want to live my best life. Letting go of the past is the first requirement for this. I’m not saying that reflecting upon the past is a bad thing as it’s quite the opposite. But staying stuck in memories from the past was preventing me from moving on into the future. I choose to release the past and find my own inner happiness.

My past holds many valuable lessons and accomplishments. If I can learn to view the past in a positive light, knowing  that it has made me who I am today, it will be easier to release it. Life is an amazing adventure. We need to remember this. It may not always go as planned but it is imperfectly perfect nonetheless.

The people that we meet, the situations that we find ourselves in, the roads we choose to travel down. Every action taken in life impacts our future. A butterfly effect so to speak. I tend to overreact and analyze things more than necessary. But I’m working on it and I’m making a conscious effort to be more free-spirited. Accepting life just as it is. No judgments or expectations. Just living life fully and doing the best that I can.

Yes, we all make mistakes. Some of these mistakes are huge. Sometimes we repeat these mistakes over and over until we learn the underlying lesson. But there always is a lesson behind everything that happens. Earth is a school and we’ve all come here to learn from each other. Everyone is playing a character. What we need to remember is not to take things personally and to lighten up. Life wasn’t meant to be so serious. Life is a beautiful opportunity to grow as individuals and to develop our souls.

I’ve realized that I’m ready for love because I’m finally at a point where I love myself. I’ve stopped looking for love. When you look for love, you push it away. I’ve stopped trying to force things to happen. I’m just going with the flow and staying present. Things happen when the timing is right. There’s no need to worry about anything. I choose to release the worry, control, negativity, and fear from my life. There’s truly nothing to fear. FEAR = False Expectations Appearing Real. Be brave and face your fears. Believe me, you’ll feel much better afterwards.

I’m currently reading a book called “How We Met” by Miriam Sokol. I am a hopeless romantic so this book has been a fantastic read. It’s a collection of stories about how real-life couples met each other. Now I ask people how they met their significant other whenever I get the chance. Maybe it’s an annoying habit but it warms my heart to hear these stories. This book has strengthened my faith in love and in life. Many of these couples were separated only to meet many years later and reunite. Or some of them weren’t supposed to be at a certain place but ended up being exactly where they needed to be to meet that special person. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these synchronistic coincidences (which really are no coincidences at all). It’s fate that brings people together but we choose whether to stay or to leave. We all have free will after all 🙂

So what I’m really getting at is to be prepared for whatever life throws your way. Just when you’re about to give up is usually when a miracle takes place. Keep moving forward. Learn from the past but live in the present. Be kind to other people and spread love around. We are responsible for the energy that we send into the world. Make that energy positive. You never know who’s life you may change by just being you.

And to wrap up this post, I leave you all with a quote:

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world” – Bill Wilson

Sending my love to all of you as always.

Until next time…

~Maryann

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